Do you have a broken or damaged tooth? Then you can try out Dental Crowns! A Dental Crown is basically a tooth-shaped cap that is positioned over a tooth to cover the damaged tooth. The treatment is done to bring back the size, shape and strength of the damaged tooth and also enhance its looks.
What Types of Crowns are Available?
The crown can be made from several materials. There are two kinds of crowns available: Permanent and Temporary. Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all metal such as gold or platinum or base-metal alloys (like cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys), porcelain-fused-to-metal (can be color-matched to your adjacent teeth), all resin, zirconia crowns, all ceramic or all porcelain (suitable for those who have metal allergies). Normally, temporary crowns are created of an acrylic-based material or stainless steel until a permanent crown is designed by the lab. Some crowns just cover a section of the tooth. If you don’t require an entire crown, your dentist might advise an onlay or 3/4 crown instead.
What are the Benefits of Crowns?
Crowns are normally given to guard a weak tooth from breaking or to hold tight all the parts of a cracked tooth, to hide a dental implant, undesirable appearance of teeth, broken cusps, to cover a tooth with large filling, to hold strong a dental bridge in its position, to hide a misaligned or discolored tooth.
To prepare your tooth for a crown usually needs two visits to the dentist. In your first visit at TruSmile Dental, Calgary, the dentist will examine and select the material of your crown. This might require X-rays of the tooth. The specialist will consider a few factors such as the tooth’s location, position of gum tissue, function of the tooth that requires the crown, color of the surrounding teeth and how much natural tooth will remain. You can also discuss with your dentist about your personal preference.
The second visit involves affixing of the permanent crown. Here, the dentist will prepare your tooth by removing the decay or a root canal. A temporary cap will be placed which you should take special care. After a week or so you will have your permanent crown ready. And your dentist positions it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments.
What’s the Cost of Crowns?
Well, the cost of dental crown treatment will differ as it depends on the material used and the preparation required. Normally speaking, crowns can range in cost from $500 to $2000, or more.
Caring for your Teeth:
More or less, dental crowns survive between five and 15 years. Like natural teeth, crowns can break and the tooth under the crown can still be affected with cavities. Follow good oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash, avoid hard foods and quit smoking.
We hope that the blog has been helpful to make you aware of necessary information about dental crowns. in order to draw an end to further confusions, you can schedule an appointment and meet our professionals at TruSmile Dental, in-person. Be it information about the cost of dental Invisalign, dental crowns or root canal therapy, we are always here to help you.