Dental crowns – all you need to know

Prepare a tooth for a tooth crown

During the preparation of a tooth for a tooth crown you usually need two visits to your dentist. The first step involves examination and preparation of the teeth, while the second visit involves the placement of the permanent crown.

First visit: Investigate and prepare your teeth

During the first visit to prepare tooth crown, the dentist can take several x-rays to check the roots of the tooth to receive the crown, as well as the surrounding bone.

If the tooth has suffered extensive loss or if there is a risk of injury or infection in the tooth pulp, a root can be performed first. This will require further visits to the dentist.

Before you start placing your crown, the dentist will sow or stumble the teeth like chewing gum tissue surrounding the tooth. Next, the doctor will file the teeth get the crown down along the chew surface and sides to create space for the crown.

The amount to be removed depends on the type of crown. For example, all metal crowns are thinner and therefore require less removal of dentifrice than their all-porcelain or porcelain-molten-to-metal counterparts. If, on the other hand, a large area of ​​the tooth is missing due to injury or decay, the dentist will build up the tooth with filler material that will provide the crown support.

Once they have changed your tooth, the dentist uses a patch or paste to impress the tooth to receive the crown. They will also impress the teeth above and below the crown to ensure that the crown does not affect your bet.

They then send the impressions to a dental lab as the crown will be manufactured. The crown is usually sent within 2-3 weeks to the dentist’s office.

If the crown is made of porcelain, the dentist will also mark shade that matches the color of the adjacent teeth. During this visit, the dentist will make a temporary crown to protect and cover the prepared teeth while crowning. Temporary crowns are usually made of acrylic and held in place with temporary cement.

Second Visit: Receive the permanent tooth crown

During your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the color and fit the permanent crown. If all is acceptable, they will use local anesthesia to seduce the teeth and then permanently cement the crown permanently in place.

Because temporary teeth crowns are designed to provide a temporary fix until your permanent crown is ready, it is important to observe certain precautions. Avoid sticky or sega foods such as caramel or chewing gum that tends to remove or remove the crown. You should also minimize the use of the side of the mouth that has the temporary crown by moving the bulk of your chew to the other side.

Types of crowns

These are some of the most commonly used types of dental crowns:

Porcelain fused to metal crowns – looks like your natural teeth but wear over time.

Gold crowns – they offer increased durability but not very aesthetically pleasing.

Zirconium crowns – the best choice for the front teeth, if you can afford them.

Procera crowns – metal free, look like your natural teeth, become more and more popular.

All hearts crowns – cheaper than zirconium, another good choice for the front teeth.

Dental implants – all you need to know

An implant or dental implant is a modern and good way to replace lost teeth and fill in dental cavity, whether it is a single tooth or multiple, forehead or cheek tooth. In short, the treatment involves inserting a titanium screw (dental implant) into the jawbone, which then puts a tooth (dental implant crown) with porcelain on the outside. This crown fits in with the other teeth so you can not see it’s an artificial tooth. Implant treatment should be completely painless with local anesthesia. We have also treated patients with dental fears only with local anesthesia.

Dental implants are of the metal titanium that have been shown to heal into the body with a very good prediction. Modern dental implants were originally developed by a Swedish professor (Per-Ingvar Brånemark) who operated the first dental implants in 1967. Dental implants have been developed further and have been used with great success. The illustration illustrates the difference between an implant (dental implant) and a tooth.

How is dental implants performed?


Prior to implant treatment, careful planning and investigation must be done. We look at your public health, oral health and implant area to determine if implant treatment is the best solution. The survey must always be supplemented with X-rays. If you meet the requirements for implant treatment you can go ahead and make time for insertion of the dental implant. If you have active disease like dental care, you must be pre-treated before implantation.

Implant surgery:

During normal local anesthesia that guarantees pain, the gums are opened in the area of ​​operation so that we have access to the jaw bone. The jaw bone is prepared for insertion of the implants and the dental implants are inserted. After the implant surgery, the area will sore a little for a few days. Then, regular pain reliever tablets will reduce the soreness. The gums heal within a few weeks and the jawbone grows into the dental implants over two to three months.

Implant crown or bridge:

After healing, implants are imprinted and sent to a dental technician for completion of the implant crowns, implant bridges or implant prostheses. If the whole jaws are to be replaced, either it can be made in the form of a detachable prosthesis clipped onto the titanium jars or in the form of a completely fixed bridge similar to natural teeth.


The treatment is completed by attaching the crown, bridge or prosthesis to the implant by the dental technician. If it is a larger design where multiple teeth are replaced, a number of tests may be required before the final construction is completed and can be fixed. After implant treatment, the implants must be handled and examined just like natural teeth in order to have a good forecasting.

Dental implant or dental bridge (dental bridge)?

In an existing toothpaste it may be difficult to determine which treatment fits best. There is no direct answer to the question whether dental implants or toothbrushes are the best option without varying from case to case. Critical factors include the teeth at the side of the door, the size of the door, the patient’s oral hygiene and general health, as well as the thickness of the jawbone. If the teeth at the side of the lid are completely healthy and intact, we usually propose dental implant treatment, provided that the volume of the jawbone allows it.

It may be technically impossible to put a dental implant if the jaw bone is too thin in the area. If so, you can either try to broaden your jawbone (read more about this) or simply choose a toothbrush. The durability is equivalent to both treatments. Dental implants can be a few single thousandfolds more expensive. The biggest difference is the treatment time. A dental implant may at best be completed in three months, while a toothbrush or toothbrush can be completed within three weeks

Risks and complications with dental implants

Complications and risks occur in all types of treatments and dental implant treatment is no exception. However, it is important to note that it is rarely happening. Dental implants are very sensitive during lactation and therefore the first month is the most critical. The dental implant may not heal and the body bumps it out (<5%). To minimize the risk, careful X-ray examinations are required to rule out that infections remain in the operation area.

In the case of dental implant surgery in the back of the lower jaw, there is a risk that the nerve may be damaged when operating the dental implant. Even this can easily be avoided by careful X-ray examination. A general rule is that careful pre-trial and planning minimize the risk of complications. Therefore, it is important to, as a patient, not try to speed up the process without letting it all take its time. It is for your own sake!

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is like a shell, often with porcelain on the outside but also gold. The crown is stuck to the tooth as there is so much dental loss that a large filling on it would give a bad forecasting (risk of fracture). The new shell hugs the tooth and protects it from breaking apart. Most rooted teeth make a dental crown because they become fragile after the rootfilling and thus run a greater risk of cracking and fracturing. This treatment is also done at elevation, ie if you have too low a bite where the teeth have become too short due to teeth whitening.

Tooth crown in gold

Gold is a strong and precious metal. The durability of gold crowns is among one of the longest dental crowns. You can read more about different types of dental crowns further down.

Dental crown equals pain?

Treatment for dental crowns is completely pain free when done under good anesthesia. Meanwhile, wearing a temporary crown while waiting for your permanent construction, you can get ice cubes at first, but it’s not something we usually expect.

How do you do a dental crown and how long does it last?

When crown therapy, 1.5-2mm is sanded on all surfaces of the tooth to make room for a new shell often made of porcelain. A print is taken from the ground tooth and sent to dental technician. Meanwhile, the patient receives a temporary crown for about ten days. When the permanent dental crown is ready, it is then tested on the tooth. In good fit and the patient’s approval of the color and the form is cemented (stuck) on the tooth, where it is stuck all the time. A dental crown has a life span of several years, the better the oral hygiene you have, the longer life time the dental crown has. There may be exceptions as a porcelain fracture when the bite is wrong, but this may also apply if a small filling is made on the tooth, so the likelihood is small.

There are different types of dental crowns at the dentist, we will show you examples of each of them. We perform the therapy that is best for you and that you choose and are interested in.

Dental crowns are divided into four groups:

Metal ceramic dental crown, where there are two layers, an inner core made of metal and on it comes a shell of porcelain. It is the cheapest variant, it has great durability but aesthetically not as satisfying as the other types of crowns. In the past, only metal ceramic crowns were used.
Zirconium / alumina dental crown, it has two layers, an inner core that is flawed and consists in most cases of zirconia which is a very strong material and comes on a shell of porcelain. Durable crown with high aesthetics.
Porcelain (Emax and Empresskrona). The whole crown is made of porcelain. It has high aesthetics. Cementing (attachment) of the dental crown requires more precision for durability. Durable crown with very high aesthetics.
Gold. This type is a chandelier consisting only of gold (or other precious metal). High durability.

What cosmetic treatments are there?

Cosmetic treatments have the cosmetic aspect as the deciding factor. The main purpose is to change or improve the appearance.

Crowns, plastic structures and facades are often made for functional reasons, but the aesthetics are equally important with these types of treatments.

Smile makeover is a method of changing your smile and can involve different types of treatments. Often this is called “Hollywood smile”. You can read more about this.

Tooth whitening, also called tannbleking, is for those who want a whiter shade of teeth, while dental jewelry is a decorative ornament for your teeth.

What is aesthetic dental care?

Aesthetic dental care includes all dental procedures to improve overall aesthetics (the harmonious appearance) of your smile. A big cosmetic change of your smile – also known as full rehabilitation – is often characterized as a “smile makeover” or “Hollywood smile“. A nice smile can have many effects on the individual’s self-esteem, self-esteem and personal relationships.

There are many different cosmetic treatments available depending on the end result desired. If you are considering aesthetic dental care, seek advice from an experienced dentist with aesthetic treatment skills. Note that aesthetic dental care can be at the expense of your natural teeth, and therefore, in the long run, it can be a functionally bad decision to implement due to complications and restorations that come much earlier than by maintaining your own strong teeth (regardless of appearance).

When going to the dentist – to think about

Going to the dentist is something that most people do at regular intervals, but it is not something that all these people like. Many people feel a fear and anxiety before visiting the dentist, but to get it as good as possible, there are some things that may be good to think of and be aware of.

If you are afraid to go to the dentist, it is important to tell your dentist’s team that they are aware of this. All dentists are available to patients and their highest wish is that patients should enjoy themselves and not feel bad when they are on a survey or the like. By telling you how to feel, the dental team will be able to do something extra to make you feel comfortable.

When going to the dentist, there are some things that may be good to bring along. All the specific accessories that you may have for your teeth should be taken when you go to the dentist. These things include bite rails and similar things. These should be included in all visits, and the reason for this is that the dentist should, amongst other things, be able to investigate to work best, but also to adapt a new treatment if necessary.

If you are eating some medicines, it is also important to include a list of all medicines. Allergies are also important to talk about, and it is also important to remember that other patients may also be allergic. You should avoid wearing too strong smells, and you should not bring animals to the reception.

In order for the examination and treatment to be done in the best way, it may be good if you as a patient brush your teeth before. If you have not brushed your teeth at home before getting to the dentist, it may be good to bring toothbrush and toothpaste to the reception before brushing before meeting the dentist.

Different people have different purposes with their dentist visits, some are on a regular examination while others are undergoing treatment. If you are going to get a comprehensive treatment then there are some things you should find out before. One should look into what should be expected in terms of profit, what risks are there, what it will cost if you have to pay, how to pay and what guarantees apply. In addition, it’s also good to check how to handle what has been done, and how to take care to reduce the risk of getting further problems.

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