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Dental crowns are used as caps for decayed or damaged teeth to place them on the top of those teeth. Crowns cover, preserve and restore the damaged tooth’s shape when fillings fail to do so. Porcelain, ceramic, metal, and resin are all common materials for dental crowns.

Maintaining dental crowns requires minimal effort as they take no more time than hygiene care does.

When might you need a dental crown?

It would help if you had a dental crown for many reasons, such as,

  • A dental crown can cover the tooth that is treated with a root canal.
  • It helps cover any discolored or misshapen teeth.
  • It restores the broken teeth.
  • It supports and covers a tooth with large fillings.
  • It protects the breaking teeth or the teeth that’s been cracking.
What are dental crowns made of?

The permanent dental crowns are made using a variety of materials, such as.

  • All-resin:

Resin-based dental crowns are more affordable than metal or ceramic ones. However, they degrade over time and are more prone to breakage than other crowns.

  • Pressed ceramic:

These crowns contain a more rigid inner core. They replace the metal liner that is used in all ceramic-crown-making processes. Pressed ceramic crowns are covered with porcelain that mimics the natural color of your teeth. These are mostly long-lasting.

  • Metal:

There are a lot of metals that are used for dental crowns, but the preferred ones are chromium, gold, platinum, and nickel. For out-of-sight molars, it’s a good choice. The main drawback of this type of crown is the metallic color.

How is your tooth prepared for a dental crown?

To prepare your teeth for a dental crown, you need two dental visits.

  • First Visit

For dental crowns, you need to get your tooth examined thoroughly. In your first visit, your dentist will take X-ray reports of your teeth to locate the bones found around those teeth. If there is any previous infection or cavity, it needs to be treated first before getting dental crowns. If the dental crowns are implanted without treating existing infections, they may spread and damage other teeth and gums. Your dentist will remove any plaque and fill in cavities to achieve long-lasting and safe dental crowns.

After treating all the infections, an impression in putty is made of the tooth that will receive dental crowns. Until the crown is ready, the dentist will cover your tooth with temporary crowns.

  • Second Visit

In your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crowns. He will also examine the shape and color of the permanent crowns. If they fit correctly onto your teeth, then the crowns are fixed onto your teeth. Sometimes local anesthesia is required for doing all the processes to numb your skin.

Resource:

How To Increase The Success Rate Of Dental Crowns

*Neither this nor any other content in this media is meant to prescribe, recommend, or prevent any treatment or procedure. We highly recommend that you get the advice of a qualified dentist or other medical practitioners regarding your specific dental condition.

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