Dental Crown

Dental Crown?

A crown is often used for its functional properties, like veneers these too can be used to bring about excellent aesthetic modifications in a smile.

The common indications for a crown are:

  • To restore a badly decayed teeth, with large fillings or teeth which are root canal treated.
  • To protect fractured teeth where little tooth structure is left.
  • When the position, shape, size or colour of the teeth have to be dramatically altered.
  • To improve the bite.
  • To strengthen worn down or mobile teeth.
  • As part of a bridge to support a tooth replacement.
  • To be placed over an implant.

What Types of Crowns Are Available?

  • Temporary

crowns can be made in your dentist’s office. Typically, temporary crowns are made of an acrylic-based material or stainless steel and can be used as a temporary restoration until a permanent crown is constructed by a lab.

  • Permanent crowns

can be made from stainless steel, all metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.

  • Stainless steel

crowns are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent teeth primarily as a temporary measure.

  • Metals

used in crowns include alloys that have a high content of gold or platinum, or base-metal alloys . The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal

dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth as well as long bridges where the metal is needed for strength.

  • All-resin

dental crowns are less expensive than other crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain

dental crowns provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. All-ceramic crowns can be used for front and back teeth.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY CROWNS?

  • Brush and floss thoroughly.
  • Keep it safely. If your crown broken or come out contact your Dentist immediately.