Everyone wants to have clean, bright, and good-looking teeth, and for that, we give our best to follow all the tips that are available on the Internet for keeping your teeth in good condition. For instance, most people do regular brushing, but if you do regular floss and use mouthwash, then you’re going to prevent your teeth from a lot of dental complexities. But if you’re late in following this pattern and if the appearance of your teeth is abnormal, then don’t worry; with Crowns, you can get back your natural teeth. Now the questions come, what is a Crown, and what is the Crown made of?
Well, we will discuss everything in this article. So let us begin with the first question:
What is a Dental Crown?
In a short and simple definition, a Dental Crown is a cap that is placed on the top of your damaged teeth. The best part about Crowns is that they look natural because the dentist takes a blueprint of the neighboring teeth, and based on that, the Crown is created and placed. Don’t worry; Crown placement does not involve any kind of pain.
There are many benefits of Dental Crowns; some of them are:
- Crowns work as a cover for a dental implant.
- It can improve the appearance of your teeth.
- Due to different shapes and colors, they are generally not visible.
- Helpful if you’ve got hypersensitivity.
- It can also prevent your teeth from more damage due to tooth decay.
So when should you go with Dental Crowns?
There are several reasons why you should consider Dental Crowns; some of them are:
- If your teeth are decaying due to cavities.
- If you’re struggling with teeth grinding.
- If you’ve lost a partial tooth because of an accident.
- If your tooth is cracked due to injury.
- If the color of your tooth is getting dull regularly.
And the list goes on. But is Dental Crown the only solution?
Well, no, there are several other options available to sort out the dental issues, but in most of the cases (as mentioned above), people prefer going with Dental Crowns.
But how durable Dental Crowns are?
Usually, they’re durable, traditional crowns last for 15-20 years, but as per the latest technologies, the crowns do not require replacement say they’re durable for the whole life.
Now let us move forward and know:
What are the Crowns made out of?
Due to the demand for Crowns, the material used in the production and development of the Crowns have been changed from time to time; they are usually made up of metals, porcelain fused to metal, and all-porcelain. These days Gold Crowns are getting more preference because they are durable. The Gold Metal Crown is made up of Gold Alloy. The best part of Gold Metal Crown is that they’re not easily breakable, and they do not get chipped over time. If your molars are out-of-sight, then Gold Crowns are recommended because molars need strong Crowns, which Gold Metal Crown can provide. People having TMJ disorder can also go with Gold Metal Crowns because the biting done by people with TMJ disorder may have more pressure and the chances of breaking traditional Crowns are very high.
If you’re still confused about what material Crowns are made of these days, then you need to know that all the traditional crowns were initially made from porcelain, zirconia, and ceramic, and also gold. And also, the same-day dental crowns are made with Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics Technology. Each of the crowns is custom designed from a special machine, and the color size and structure are decided by your dentist.
Since you’re now aware of what are tooth crowns made of, let us move further and know about the procedure.
Actually, the whole procedure may involve two or three dental office visits. In the very first visit, the dentist will first examine your mouth and will observe how many teeth need an implant; usually, there are one or two crowns needed in most cases. But if your case is worse, it may increase to three or four. After that, the dentist will take the impression of your mouth; this is done with the help of an X-Ray. The primary aim of the impression is that it acts as a blueprint of your teeth, and so during the development of your Crown, the structure will be used so that a perfect-fit crown could be created.
Once done with the impression, the dentist will remove any kind of decay from your teeth, and if there is a need for filling, the dentist will do that too. And then, the shaping of your teeth is done in which a space for Crown is created so that it could reside properly.
After that, the impression taken will be used to create a temporary crown for you so that any work done on the damaged part by the dentist could be prevented from external factors. In most cases, this temporary Crown is placed for two weeks so that the actual tooth could tolerate the temperature.
When you go home, your impression and X-ray will be forwarded to the lab, where the actual development of your permanent Crown will take place. It takes around 2-3 weeks; after that is created, you need to have a second visit to the dental office so that your temporary Crown could be removed and the permanent Crown could be placed.
So this is how the procedure takes place, and for pricing contact us now and after discussing with you we will let you because the pricing may vary based on the Crown Material, Insurance, Location, and the Procedure. Book an appointment today and get your dental crowns done the same day.