Dental Crowns

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Intro To Dental Crowns

Intro To Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a great option for you if you want to repair teeth that have become damaged, decayed, or discolored. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, doctors provide their patients with more than 2.3 million implant-supported crowns in the United States each year. This indicates the widespread use of dental crowns and their efficacy. Dental crowns are artificial teeth or “caps” that dentists often use to cover damaged or decayed teeth. They don’t require special care over time, but they can protect the teeth that are weak or have been broken. Interestingly, manufacturers can create these crowns from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys, such as gold.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

More and more people opt to have dental crowns for their amazing benefits and advantages. Below are the most important benefits of this treatment:

Benefits of Dental Crowns
  • 1Improve the appearance of your stained or irregular teeth
  • 2Support teeth that have been damaged, discolored, or decayed
  • 3Provide more protection to your teeth after a root canal procedure
  • 4Hold together parts of a severely cracked or broken tooth
  • 5Hold a dental bridge or cover a dental implant if you have any

Candidates for Dental Crowns

Your first visit to the dentist is all about preparation for this treatment. Your dentist may do the following:

 Candidates for Dental Crowns
  • 1Take X-ray images to assess the roots of the tooth and surrounding bone.
  • 2Perform root canal treatment If your tooth has severe decay.
  • 3Prepare your tooth for receiving the crown by reshaping and filling it with certain materials.
  • 4Make an impression of the tooth and send it to the dental lab to create a crown of the right size.
  • 5Decide the color shade of the porcelain crown. It must closely match the color of other teeth.
  • 6Make a temporary crown made of acrylic to cover and protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being made.

Steps of Dental Crowns

Your dentist receives the new crown from the dental lab in about 2-3 weeks. At your second visit, your dentist places the new crown through the following steps:

1. Removal of Temporary Crown

1. Removal of Temporary Crown

First, your dentist removes the temporary crown that they placed on the first visit. They also will check the color and shape of the permanent crown.

2. Anesthesia

2. Anesthesia

If everything is going according to plan, your dentist will provide you with local anesthesia to numb the tooth.

3. Installation

3. Installation

Finally, your dentist starts cementing the permanent crown in place above the tooth.

Recovery After Dental Crowns

The recovery phase after receiving the permanent crown lasts for a few days and may involve the following:

Recovery After Dental Crowns
  • 1You may experience irritation, inflammation, and sensitivity, but these symptoms usually disappear within 1-2 weeks.
  • 2Rinse your mouth with warm salt water a few times a day to alleviate gums’ swelling.
  • 3Take over-the-counter medications to relieve any pain you feel.
  • 4Visit your dentist again if you face trouble biting or soreness after the recovery phase.

Risks of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns carry a lot of benefits, but they also have some drawbacks that you need to know about, such as:

Risks of Dental Crowns
  • 1The appearance of a dark line next to the gum line of the tooth
  • 2Allergic reaction to crowns made of metal or porcelain
  • 3Heat and cold sensitivity
  • 4Chipping of porcelain crown
  • 5Developing gum disease
  • 6The crown becomes loose
  • 7Falling off the crown
  • 8Discomfort

Dental crowns might be the right choice for you in case you: Have a large cavity or tooth that’s too big for a filling Have a weak, cracked, or severely worn down tooth Lost a tooth and your dentist suggests using a dental bridge or a tooth implant Need to protect a tooth after a root canal procedure Seek cosmetic modification to a get perfect smile

There will be no pain sensation or soreness as the cuts are made with local anesthesia

The shelf life of porcelain veneers ranges from 8 to 10 years. The outer covering must be replaced after this period.

Zirconium prices vary from one clinic to another and also depend on the physician, materials, laboratory costs, and other factors.

Yes, if the teeth’s roots are weak, they become vulnerable to fracture, especially if there is tooth decay or after root canal treatment.

– Feeling a sharp pain in the jaw. – Formation of sores in the mouth. – Constant bleeding. – Feeling of a bruise in the mouth.



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