Dental Crowns in Canton, Ohio
A crown is a method to replace the natural enamel that covers a tooth to the gumline and is about one to two millimeters thick. A crown can be used to strengthen the integrity of a tooth which may:
- have a large filling that is breaking down,
- have multiple restorations,
- have a crack,
- have severe wear on the side or biting surface
- be discolored, misshapen, or crooked.
A crown is a restoration that completely covers a tooth and helps to strengthen and improve the tooth's appearance. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down to the point where a filling will no longer do the job. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together and seals the cracks to prevent any further damage. Crowns are also used to protect weak teeth from fracturing, to protect a tooth that has had a root canal, to attach a bridge, to cover a dental implant, or to cover teeth that are badly shaped or discolored.
At Danner Dental, most crowns for adult teeth are tooth-colored and non-metal, which means they look very natural and blend in beautifully with your other teeth. Most crowns at our office are completed in one visit, without gooey impressions, using a special computerized machine that fabricates the crown on site. This saves you time and adds convenience with immediate results.
Crowns should last approximately 5-8 years, however with good oral hygiene and regular dental exams, most crowns will last for a much longer period of time. Some damaging habits like grinding your teeth, chewing ice or fingernail biting may significantly decrease the life of your crown.