Another popular dental restoration is CROWN. It is a fixed prosthetic device used to completely cover and prevent teeth from undergoing further decay and restore teeth’s health by improving the strength and appearance of teeth.
Types of Dental Crowns
Due to the life-like translucency, all-ceramic crowns can be the most cosmetically pleasing type of crown to be used for front teeth.
Ceramic Fused to Metal Crown
Due to the added strength provided by the metal inner core, metal based ceramic crown is the best choice for back teeth in order for crowned teeth to withstand the pressure from chewing.
This type of crown is made entirely out of metal (gold, silver, etc). Metal crowns are mostly used for back teeth or molars, where there is a need for great strength and lesser concern for esthetic value.
This type of crown is made from composite material similar to material used for white fillings. This crown is used for front teeth only as it is not as strong as the other materials suitable for back teeth like ceramic-fused-to metal and all-metal crowns.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Prevent teeth from further weakening and breaking
- Restore fractured tooth
- Crown a dental implant
- Restore teeth with large holes when dental filling is no longer possible.
- crown tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- to form part of a dental bridge
- improve appearance of discolored tooth
- reshapes tooth
Dental Crown Procedure
- Step 1 – make impression preparing for the temporary crowns and complete examination
- Step 2 – fitting of temporary crown/bridge and re-checked after 2-3 days.
- Step 3 – fit and cement permanent crown