What are dental crowns?How and when to get them?

What are dental crowns?How and when to get them?

Dental crowns and dental  veneers

Dental crowns and dental veneers

Why to use dental crowns . What this dental procedure implies?

If you want to restore the structure, to  strength the teeth and to improve your facial and aesthetic smile, dental crowns procedure can be a good solution for you. It is good to know that in order to have dental crowns you have to have healthy dental structure and gums to support the crowns and this risk associated with dental crowns placement involves an increased sensitivity to heat and cold, because your newly crowned tooth will still has a nerve in it.

Dental crowns procedure may involve a dental nerve damage and in this case the complete removal of dental nerve is required.

It is also possible, because of deterioration of the dental cement used to attach the crown to the abutment, the crown to be lost. Another aspect can be the fact that if the dental crown is not fitted correctly to your tooth, bacteria can grow between the space in the tooth and crown and can cause further dental decay under the crown.

Another possible complications of dental crowns procedures can be: bleeding around the site of the crown placement, reactions to anesthesia during the procedure, carious infections, gingivitis.

Types of dental crowns:

  •  Zirconium Crown: the the ultimate premium metal free alternative;
  • The Procera Crown: it has a highly strength;
  • Feldspathic porcelain: the traditional porcelain;
  • The Empress Crown: the pressed glass , all ceramic restorations;
  • E-Max Crown: the most tough and durable , because  it is fabricated from a single block of a high quality material ( lithium disilicate ceramic);
  • The Lava Crown: it is a combination of modern and traditional techniques;
  • The In-Ceram Crown: it is made of a very dense and tough aluminous porcelain;


Who are candidates for dental crowns?

  • patients who have discolored fillings;
  • patients who need to protect what is left on the tooth;
  • patients who need to help a dental implant to comfortably work together with the remaining healthy teeth;
  • patients who need to hold a denture or bridge firmly in place;
  • patients who need to eliminate the problem with the dark line at the edge of the gums ( a common problem with metal fused crowns);



Dental crows procedure takes 2 stages to be performed and you’ll have to take in consideration around 2 weeks period between these stages. The benefits of having dental crowns installed are : they provide protection against dental caries, they help to cover front teeth which look unsightly and also dental crowns help to hide chipped teeth. You can have them at any age, including  having dental crowns at young age.

This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .

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