WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
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Dental crowns are an artificial replacement that restores a missing or damaged tooth.
A Dental Crown restoration is an artificial replacement that restores missing tooth structure by surrounding part or all of the remaining structure with a material such as cast metal, porcelain, or a combination of materials-metal and porcelain.
Crowns that are properly cared can last for many years, at least 10 years.
It's not common, but if a tooth hurts after a crown procedure the cause may be:
The tooth needs some time to settle down.
The crown is slightly too high and your chewing on it is causing pain.
Most commonly the pain is due to one of the above reasons, Good news is that such tooth most of the times can be treated and the pain goes away immediately.
We will accomplish the treatment for your new crown on two visits:
1. At your first visit: a complete clinical examination of the teeth and supporting structures is accomplished with confirming X-rays. The tooth is then prepared, an impression is made, and sent to the laboratory for construction of the crown. A temporary crown is placed to protect the remaining natural dental structure and minimize any resulting tooth sensitivity.
2. During the second visit, the crown is evaluated for accuracy of marginal fit, color, and occlusion. Upon satisfaction of these parameters, the crown will be cemented in with a special bonding cement.
If root canal therapy is included in the treatment, an additional visit will be required.
Esthetic and Function are essential objectives when Dental Cosmetics makes a crown for you. For this reason, the clinic prefers to use top of line materials: Emax and Zirconium porcelain.
- The Emax crown is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic. Its desirable qualities include toughness, durability, and also translucent, natural-like appearance and opaque characteristics. Because this material is not a metallic alloy, there is no gray halo around the gum line, which is normally seen in a metal-porcelain crown. Emax crowns are long lasting, highly aesthetic and very popular making them one of the best choices to restore your front tooth.
The Zirconium crown is made from zirconia, a very strong material which is also long lasting and indestructible, compatible with the human body. It has a high aesthetic quality, and translucency similar to natural teeth. Thanks to its extreme durability and natural look, zirconia crown is getting more and more popular. Dental Cosmetics is very pleased that both of these restorations require smaller amounts of dental structure in preparation, compared to the reduction needs of other types of crowns.
The price of crowns depends to a large extent on the size and materials used. The material of choice for crowns depends on the cosmetic and functional needs for any given tooth. Dr. Alejandro Mora can discuss this with you upon your initial visit.