A dental crown can be done to save a broken tooth by effectively surrounding it. In order to add a crown, the tooth is reduced to a piece which the crown can be connected on. .
A popular choice for crowns or bridges is porcelain joined to metal (PFM). These are effective and have some of the strength associated with a metal prosthetic, because of the natural look of porcelain crowns. There is just a small metal rim which is hard to see, especially on back teeth.
beautiful smile can come back after covering a misshaped front tooth with a dental crown. A dental crown can be applied on top of the affected tooth, restoring its appearance and helping to keep it healthy. It covers the whole visible parts of tooth, up to the gum line, so it can improve tooth appearance. The crown cemented and fixed into its place, and only the dentist can remove it.
For front teeth, patients can pay a little more for full porcelain or zirconia decisions which are tooth-colored throughout.
This procedure usually needs two dentist appointments with 1 to 2 weeks interval. So patient need to set their time carefully. The teeth need to be brushed and cleaned and if necessary treated before the procedure.
At the first visit, the dentist examines the tooth and may take some x-rays for sure. The local anesthesia is administered and then the tooth is shaped for the crown. Depending on the crown’s type, the amount of removing parts of the tooth differs. An impression of that tooth and sometimes abundant teeth is taken to send to the lab; at the end of this visit, the dentist will put a temporary crown to protect the tooth. In a dental lab, the crown is made and then it will be sent to the dentist. Now it is time for the second visit. In the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent lab made crown is fixed with special cement.
After the first visit, the patient will have a temporary crown which needs some precautions. Some of them are listed below: • Avoid eating hard and sticky foods. • Try to use the other side of their mouth • Be careful not to pull the crown off while cleaning their teeth In the first day after procedure patient may feel sensitivity or discomfort that is normal but if it lasts more, call the dentist. Also patient must test the crowns bite in variable movements, in the next day. If they feel something unusual they need to call the dentist to adjust the problem. Generally, after this procedure, patients need to pay more attention to their oral hygiene. Also, daily flossing and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash are recommended.