Dental Crowns – Explained

Dental crowns are made from porcelain or composite material usually designed to look like a natural tooth root. In dentistry, dental crown refers to the central region of molars, which typically covered by hard enamel. Unlike real tooth roots, which have a soft and pliable gum tissue, the dental crown has a hard, rigid structure made of porcelain or composite material. Once formed, the crown is nearly invisible from outside the mouth, remaining relatively intact even after emerging from beneath the gums and erupting fully into the dental opening. If a tooth or some of the root gets damaged, a dental crown can be applied to fix it.You may find more information at Renton Dental Crowns.

Dental crowns are also known as dental bridges, because they serve the same function as other types of dental bridges – they prevent the teeth from sliding forward or backward. The term “dental bridge” is sometimes used to describe structures that strengthen the teeth for cosmetic or practical reasons. Dental bridges are typically used when teeth need additional support to keep them in position. Bridges can be made of a variety of materials such as plastics, composites or metal. Bridges are normally placed on the front teeth for cosmetic reasons. If a tooth has multiple crowns on different teeth to support it, more bridges may be required to properly support each tooth.

To create a crown, a dental professional uses either a hot or cold ceramic bonding agent in a process called calendaring. This process heats the resin crown to about 160 degrees Fahrenheit before it is made into a final shape. Resin crowns are durable and do not chip or break easily. Although resin crowns are generally white in color, they can be colored to match the rest of the teeth if the patient desires.

Contact Info

4th & Morris Dentistry – Dr. Jaji Dhaliwal
344 Morris Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
(425) 226-6227