A dental crown may be referred to as a false tooth or replacement tooth for its use in restoring missing teeth. Bridges are also the same but it replaces one or more missing teeth. It is like a cap and placed over a tooth by covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and to improve its appearance and function. It can be made from a variety of materials, including zirconium, gold, or porcelain. The best pick of material for your crown is decided to take into consideration the location of the tooth in need of the crown, the shade of the tooth, and the position of your gum tissue just to name a few factors. Dental crowns may be a good option for you if you have one or more severely damaged, misshapen, or stained teeth.

Crowns are the ideal solution for protecting damaged teeth and restoring your smile, because they cover up and replace your entire tooth, all the way down to your gum line. Crowns are used to fix a number of different issues. Cracked teeth that have been hurt by oral trauma are usually treated with a crown. Crowns are also usually suggested after a root canal to protect the tooth and replace large fillings if the filling is failing, or to repair teeth with extensive decay. 

When deciding to select which material for your crown, there are some determinant factors such as your tooth’s location, how much of the tooth will show when you smile, the position of your gum tissue, the function of the tooth that needs the crown, how much natural tooth is remaining and color of the surrounding teeth. You can also say your personal preference. If you choose white, it stays white as long as you carry them and follows good oral hygiene practices.
If you have a large cavity that is too big for a filling, severely worn down, cracked, weakened, as well as holding a dental bridge in place, covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth or if you are missing a tooth, and the dentist needs to put in a dental bridge or a tooth implant. Besides that, the amount for a dental crown is ¾ or at least 2/4 of the natural tooth.
A crown will be fit over your existing tooth or implant, and the dentist may need to modify the existing tooth. During the process, you would be numbed and should not experience pain, though you may feel a bit sore post-procedure.
According to the data and our experience, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. We use quality equipment and materials and give you post-operational dental care but it mostly depends on how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits and you should see it as caring for a natural tooth. For a few days after it is attached, you should avoid biting extremely hard foods to make sure it bonds properly to your tooth. Brush twice per day for at least 2 minutes, and floss once per day. Avoid hard foods. Chewing ice or hard foods might cause your crown to crack, especially if you have a porcelain crown.
We recommend you host 7 days. You will need approximately 2-3 dental clinic appointments. Your tooth will be reshaped and recontoured in order for the crown to fit properly. We will take an impression of your tooth and place a temporary crown during the first visit. Your second visit is when we apply and fit your actual crown, adjusting your bite, as necessary.