Crowns are carefully placed structures that act as a cover that sits on top of an existing tooth to protect it from further damage and to enhance your overall smile. Crowns can hold cracked teeth together and support bridges and are often applied as the final step after a denervation. They can also cover discolored teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Why might you need a crown?
A crown may be needed if there is no longer enough healthy tooth tissue to adequately hold a filling or used to cover and protect damaged or weak teeth. They can also improve the appearance of incorrect or discolored teeth and act as a protective casing that fits the rest of your tooth. A crown can also be placed as the final stage after denervation, as it has been proven to be the most successful way to protect the tooth.
What is included;
Preparation time will vary depending on the condition of the damaged tooth. Your tooth will be carefully reshaped to ensure that it can accept the crown. A fingerprint of the prepared tooth will then be taken and sent to the laboratory. There our team of technicians uses advanced techniques for the exact preparation of the crown according to the specifications of your tooth. The treatment usually requires 2 to 3 visits. After the tooth is prepared and fixed at the first appointment, if possible, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth for about 1 week while the crown is prepared in the laboratory.
What are thecrowns made of?
The application of crowns is one of the longest lasting dental procedures. In today's practice, hoops can be made from a variety of materials:
- Metal, including gold alloy and other metal-based alloys
- Porcelain fused to metal (known as PFM)
- Porcelain along with zirconia
We recommend the use of porcelain crowns, as they are durable and can be made to match the natural shade of your teeth.
How long will a crown last?
A permanent crown can last for many years, depending on your habits, lifestyle and oral care routine. Brushing your teeth can put pressure on a crown, leading to cracks and possible damage. If you know you are suffering from grinding, it is important to consult a dentist who will be able to provide you with advice and possible solutions to protect your crown and maintain it in the future.
How do I take care of the crown?
You can treat your crown like a normal tooth. Although it does not require special care, remember that it acts as a cover over your natural tooth and so gum damage and disease can occur without a good oral health routine. Continue your regular visits to the dentist for routine checkups and cleaning. When flossing, try to pull the floss through your teeth rather than upwards - sometimes pulling up and out can catch your rim and contribute to wear.