Teeth Crowns

teeth crowns

Do you have brittle or damaged teeth that are causing you a lot of pain? Are you embarrassed by the state of your teeth?

It is time for a change. Get rid of your pain while improving your smile. This article will teach you everything there is to know about Teeth crowns and how they work.

What is a tooth crown?

Crowns are personalized caps that are placed over your teeth. Their purpose is to reconstruct your tooth by restoring its shape and size.

It will also strengthen and improve performance. These caps are placed perfectly on your teeth and cemented down, enveloping them for complete protection. Keep reading to find out whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Can I get a tooth cap?

Dentists will usually recommend crowns for the following scenarios:

  • Cracked, brittle, or fragile teeth

A crown will be used to save cracked or fragile teeth. In addition, it will alleviate any pain and provide extra strength for your tooth.

  • Huge cavities that can’t be filled

Can I get a tooth cap

If you have a big cavity that can’t be filled, a cap will be placed around that tooth to protect and prevent further deterioration.

  • Extra protection after a root canal

A tooth infection can lead to a root canal; once the procedure is done, a dentist will place the cap over your tooth to restore its strength.

  • Coverings for dental implants

Dental implants replace the root of the missing tooth. The cap is an artificial tooth that the dentist will insert into the teeth implants. This is permanent and helps with chewing, alignment, and self-confidence.

  • Cosmetic dentistry, e.g., tooth discoloration or misshapen teeth

Porcelain or ceramic crowns can improve the appearance of damaged or stained teeth. Fillings that are easily seen can be improved by covering them with a crown.

While these customized caps can treat various issues, it is vital to know all the facts before proceeding.

What are they made of?

There are many different kinds of materials used to make dental caps which include:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Zirconia
  • Metal
  • Composite Resin
  • A mix of all these materials

One example is a porcelain crown attached to metal instead of an all-porcelain option. It is essential to communicate with your dentist to ensure comfort with your selection when going through these options.

Your dentist would have to consider the following scenarios:

  • The location of the tooth
  • If the tooth is visible when smiling
  • The position of the gum tissue
  • What the tooth’s function is
  • How much of the original tooth is intact
  • The coloration of the surrounding teeth

Types of Teeth Crowns

Temporary

Temporary caps are placed in your mouth for a short time while you wait for the permanent ones to be made. Then, they are glued over your teeth with easily removable adhesive to make the removal quick and painless.

The dentist will take out the temporary crown once your permanent crown is ready, which will occur during your second appointment.

One-Day Crown

It is possible to have the crown fitted in one appointment. It is designed in the office from a ceramic block and installed right there.

Onlay or ¾ Caps

Sometimes your whole tooth does not need to be covered; your dentist will inform you if you only need an inlay or a ¾ cap.

How Long do They Last?

This will differ depending on the materials used, the habits of the patient, and the expert performing the procedure. Generally, they can last from 5-to 15 years.

The longest-lasting material is the gold and porcelain caps attached to the metal. The materials that will last a shorter time are the all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns.

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Tooth crown before and after

What is the Cost?

According to the “natural smiles” website, the Price for one crown approximately falls between £400 and £1,200, while in the USA, the Price ranges from $1000-to $3,500.

The Price of one tooth crown in Turkey ranges from $175 to $250 depending on the specific person. It will also depend on your dentist and their prices. Some insurance policies will cover the procedure either in whole or just a certain amount.

If your dental insurance does not cover the procedure, there are third-party financers that you can contact to create a payment plan.

dental crowns procedure

You are going to have two appointments in total. The first appointment is where most of the work is done. Your dentist will apply some general anesthesia, and once the tooth is numbed, the dentist will start to reshape it.

The tooth needs to be shaved down for the crown to fit securely. After the reshaping, an impression will be made of the tooth. Your crown will be made from this impression, ensuring the best fit possible.

The impression is taken by pushing a flexible tray over your teeth until it combines into one unit. Once removed, the tray hardens to form an exact copy of your tooth.

dental crowns procedure

Technology has also improved in the dentistry world as optical impressions can now be taken, allowing dentists to send digital images to the laboratories making the process quicker and more efficient.

The last step before placing your temporary cap is matching the color of your natural teeth. Once this is done, the impression will be sent to the lab, where your crown will be made. It should be ready for placement in 2 weeks.

The dentist will numb the area again during your second appointment and remove the temporary cap. Then, the permanent crown will be inserted and examined to ensure it fits and blends in with the rest of your teeth.

This step could take a while as your dentist can remove and adjust it several times to ensure it blends in perfectly.

Once your dentist is satisfied, he will attach the crown with dental cement. Next, you will bite down on gauze to ensure the cap doesn’t move while the cement sets.

As soon as the cement has dried, your dentist will scrape away any surplus cement oozed onto your teeth.

What are the Risks?

While dental crowns can be beneficial and solve a lot of problems, some complications can arise:

  • Sensitive teeth

You can experience discomfort when consuming anything too hot or cold after getting a crown fitted; however, the fit could be off if you feel any pressure when biting down, and you will need to speak to your dentist.

  • Crowns can Chip

Chipped teeth crowns

All-porcelain crowns are more susceptible to chipping but can be repaired by a dentist.

  • Loose or detached crown

Loose or detached caps occurred when the dental cement used was insufficient.

  • Allergic reaction

While this does not happen often, some people react to the metal used in particular crowns.

  • Gum disease

Gum disease or gingivitis can develop after having a crown placed; if you start to experience pain, bleeding, or discomfort in your gums, seek help as soon as possible.

Aftercare

You will be paying a pretty penny for this procedure, so you need to ensure you take proper care of your crown.

Here are some guidelines you should follow:

  • You need to brush your teeth twice a day and use sensitive toothpaste if you feel discomfort when ingesting hot or cold foods/beverages.
  • Flossing is critical, and you should make sure you are doing it daily.
  • There are no hard foods like nuts, candy, ice, raw carrots, and popcorn. These foods can crack your crown.
  • If you are a tooth grinder or clincher, you should wear a night guard when sleeping to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.

Care for Temporary Crowns

Caring for your temporary crown is the same as caring for the permanent ones. The only difference is that you need to be more gentle when brushing and use caution while flossing to avoid dislodging it.

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How Long Will They Last?

The duration will vary depending on the materials used to make your crown. Some are more durable than others. Teeth crowns can last anywhere from 5-to 15 years.

Gold and porcelain—fused- to- metal crowns are the most durable and last the longest. All-ceramic and all-porcelain caps are the most popular because they look natural but have the shortest life spans.

Are There Any Alternatives to Teeth Crowns?

Crowns can be expensive, but they are the most effective way to strengthen and protect your teeth. However, there are alternative options:

  • Porcelain Onlay

Porcelain Onlay

This is the most popular alternative to crowns. It is a less evasive approach where more of the original tooth is preserved.

The porcelain is sealed to your enamel to avoid any fracturing. Unfortunately, this procedure is time-consuming and requires many experiences, so few dentists offer this service.

  • Phasing Treatment

Sometimes people cannot afford crowns. Discuss this with your dentist, and you might be able to get a filling in the meantime.

  • Provisional Crowns

These are temporary crowns. They can last up to 3-6 months. It is a great option to provide you with time to get your affairs in order.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Crowns for your teeth are personalized caps that are placed over your tooth. Their purpose is to reconstruct your tooth by restoring its shape and size.

The price ranges from $1000-$3,500, depending on the specific person. It will also depend on your dentist and their prices. Some insurance policies will cover the procedure either in whole or just a certain amount.

A few risks are associated with dental crowns, such as tooth sensitivity, gum disease, allergic reaction to the metal, chips, or cracks. The crown can dislodge or come loose if not cemented down correctly.

The duration will vary depending on the materials used to make your crown. Some are more durable than others. Dental crowns can last anywhere between five to fifteen years.

  • Crowns are usually recommended for cracked and fragile teeth, big cavities that can’t be filled after a root canal, dental implants, and cosmetic purposes.

Stay away from hard food like raw carrots, nuts, candy, and ice.

You can eat most foods but stay away from challenging or sticky foods like apples, toffees, and bubblegum.

There are various types of materials used to make dental crowns. They are made of porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, metal, composite resin, and a combination of them all.

Most dentists can perform this procedure, and if they can’t, they will recommend someone who can.

You will be numbed before the procedure so that you won’t feel a thing. Afterward, you can expect to feel slight discomfort or sensitivity for a brief period.

You do get temporary dental crowns, but these are just placed while you wait for your permanent ones. Once the permanent crowns have been inserted, they are there for the long haul.

Yes, they can. If too little dental cement is used to bind them to the tooth, they can come loose, and you will need to visit your dentist to have it fixed.

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