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.