Dental Crown: Repair Your Smile
Are you hesitated to smile just because of broken, damaged or discolored teeth? Then no need to worry, there is a solution for you and that is Dental Crown. Dental Crown plays a vital role in your healthy or beautiful smiles.
A Dental Crown is a tooth-shaped cap which is placed over a tooth to cover it and to restore its shape, size and strength. Dental crown improve the appearance and functionality of the tooth.
When we need Dental Crown?
Dental Crown is needed for the following reasons:
- When we have to protect a weak tooth.
- When we have to replace a fractured tooth.
- When we have to cover a Dental implant.
- When we have to cover a discoloured or malformed tooth.
The process of placing a Dental Crown
Generally this procedure includes two visits. In the first visit, the damaged tooth is reduced, trimmed, shaped so a crown can fit over it, during this step, your gums likely be numbed so you can’t feel any kind of pain. Then an impression of that tooth is taken and sent to the laboratory for crown fabrication. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. On the next visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is placed over the tooth and checked for comfort and fit. If the patient feels natural to bite down then permanent crown is cemented into the place.
In one visit procedure, the dentist keeps all the equipment required to prepare permanent crown in the office and same day permanent crown is prepared and fixed.
Types of Dental Crown:
There are different types of crowns depending on the material used to fabricate them. We need to select crown depending on the section where crown need to be placed and the functionality required of the crowned tooth.
- Ceramic Crowns: These crowns are exactly look like original teeth in color so used for front teeth. Porcelain based material are used to made these crowns. These crowns are used for the people having allergy from metals.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: These crowns are stronger than ceramic crowns as metal is added with porcelain. These crowns are normally used for back teeth.
- Zirconium Crown: These crowns are made from zirconium which is a white powder metal. These crowns are strong and compatible with human body.
- Gold Alloys Crowns: These crowns are made from mixture of gold, copper and other metals. These crowns are very strong.
- Resin crowns: These crowns are cost effective but not as strong as other crowns.
Take Care of Dental Crown:
There are chances that your dental crown might fall or lose if you don’t take care of them so it is very necessary to take care of your dental crowns for their longevity. You have to maintain them just like your natural tooth. For this, you should visit your dentist for regular check-up. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. If possible, get professional cleaning twice a year. Avoid biting harder object like pencil. Avoid taking harder, chewy or sticky foods like toffee.