What is Dental Crown?
Dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap which is placed over the tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Dental crown also used to improve the appearance of a damaged tooth. They restore your smile if you have missing or damaged teeth. To get a beautiful smile and healthy mouth you can go for a dental crown treatment in Vaishali, Ghaziabad. Dental Crowns are cemented over the tooth and they encase the entire visible surface of the tooth which lies at and above the gum line so after the dental crown treatment your damaged teeth or gap will not be visible. The main purpose of dental crowns is to make teeth stronger and to improve the way they look.
Why you need dental crown
You may require dental crown in following situations
- To protect a damaged tooth from breaking. The damage can be because of decay or any other reason.
- To restore a broken, cracked, worn down, or weakened tooth
- To support and cover a tooth with a large filling
- To cover discoloured and badly shaped teeth
- To hold the dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant
- To protect the tooth with root canal treatment
- To cover cosmetic modification
- To improve smile
Crowns are also used in children on primary or baby teeth to
- Save the damaged teeth which cannot support filling
- To protect the teeth which are at high risk of decay especially when a child difficulty in keeping up oral hygiene.
For children, our paediatric dentists prefer to put a stainless-steel crown.
Types of crown
Stainless steel crown
These are the prefabricated crowns which are used on the permanent tooth as a temporary measure. Stainless steel crown protects the tooth or filling. Usually, stainless steel crowns are used for children to cover the primary tooth because they do not require multiple visits to put in place and are also cost effective than custom-made crowns. The crown covers the entire surface of the tooth and protects it from further decay. When the temporary tooth comes out to make the room for the permanent tooth, the crown comes out naturally.
Metal crowns are made with alloys which have a high content of gold or platinum. Metal crowns can also have cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys. They withstand biting and chewing force and last longer than any other crown. Metal crowns rarely chip or break. The main drawback of metal crowns is their metallic colour that is why they can be a good choice for out of sight molars.
Porcelain-fused to metal crown
These kinds of crowns can match the colour of adjacent teeth, so they look like natural teeth. With these crowns, you can have more wearing to the opposing teeth as compared to metal or resin crowns. Porcelain-fused to metal dental crowns can also chip or break off. Sometimes the metal underlying the porcelain can show through as a dark line. These crowns can be a good option for front or back teeth where the strength of metal is required.
All-resin dental crown
These crowns are less expensive than any other types of crowns but they can wear down over time. All-resin dental crowns are also more prone to fractures than porcelain fused to metal crowns.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain crown
These crowns offer a better natural colour match than any other types of crowns. All-ceramic crowns can be used for the front as well as back teeth. People with metal allergies can also use these crowns.
Temporary versus permanent dental crown
Temporary crowns are made in dentist’s office while most of the permanent crowns are made in dental laboratories. Usually, temporary crowns are made with acrylic based material or stainless steel. These crowns can be used for temporary restoration of a tooth until a permanent crown is constructed by a lab.
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How long dental crowns last
The average life span of a dental crown is 5 to 15 years, but it depends on how well you follow good oral hygiene practices and other mouth-related habits.
Caring for your dental crown
Crowned teeth do not require any special care. If a tooth is crowned, it does not mean that the tooth is protected from decay and other gum diseases that is why you must follow good oral hygiene practices. To prevent the damage to a crown and crowned tooth you can do few things such as
- Brush twice a day to remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria from your tooth
- Floss everyday
- Avoid chewing hard foods and other hard objects such as pencils
- Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth
- Avoid chewing ice, biting fingernails, etc.
- Do not use your teeth to open the packaging
- Visit your dentist for regular examination and professional teeth cleaning
Dental Crown treatment
To book a dental crown Treatment in Vaishali, Ghaziabad you can visit Dr. Devesh Jain dental clinic or book an appointment. The Dr Devesh Jain Dental clinic is known for providing best dental crown Treatment in Vaishali, Ghaziabad with its team of highly experienced doctors, advanced technology, and world-class infrastructure. So, get a stunning smile and healthy and pain-free teeth with dental crown Treatment in Vaishali, Ghaziabad.