What are dental crowns ?
A dental crown is a reconstruction that covers a tooth to restore its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving at the same time the appearance of the tooth.
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is largely destroyed and the fillings cannot solve this problem. If a tooth is broken, a tooth crown keeps a cover to the cracks, so the damage does not worsen..
Dental crowns are also used to support a higher filling when there is not enough parts of the tooth attached to the bridges, to protect a weakened tooth against fracturing, to restore the fractured teeth, or to cover the teeth yellowed or deformed.
How is a dental crown procedure?
When preparing a tooth for a crown, the dentist will reduce it , so that it can be suitable to put a crown over it. It is made an impression of the teeth and gums and sent to a lab for preparing the crown. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent dental crown is prepared. At the next visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the crown on the tooth.
The dental crowns require the removal of a higher tooth structure, hence, they cover more of the tooth than facets. Crowns are fixed and are usually indicated for teeth that have suffered a significant loss of structure, or to replace a missing tooth. The crowns can be placed on natural teeth or on dental implants.
After you sit in the dental chair, a dental anesthesia will be done on the area where the dentist will work, using a local anesthetic. Depending on the type of the local anesthetic used, you can expect to feel numb for one to two hours. Once the appropriate area is numb, the dentist will prepare the teeth to maximize its function, the retention and the aesthetic of your new dental crowns. After the tooth is fully prepared, we go to the modeling phase, in which it will be created a temporary tooth crown prepared in the laboratory and tailored specifically for you. Meanwhile the doctor also mark the prosthetic field that will be restored and he will sent the footprint of the shape and color with his indications to the laboratory to execute the definitive crown.
Indications for dental crowns:
To prevent the damage or the fracture of the dental crowns, avoid chewing hard foods and eating ice cream. You will also need to avoid the teeth grinding.
You should know that brushing the teeth twice a day and a regular professional cleaning teeth are vital for your dental crowns.
Among the countries where you can have dental crowns performed in modern clinic, with affordable prices are: Romania, India, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
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