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All Your Questions About Dental Crowns Answered

Tooth decay is recognized among the top 3 dental problems worldwide. According to WHO almost 100% of the adults worldwide have dental cavities, which makes crowning the most common dental procedure practiced across the world.

Crowing in simple words is the procedure where a decayed tooth is replaced with an artificial covering. Decay, chipped teeth and misshaped teeth are some of the reasons for which people get crowns. Sometimes the decay in the tooth is deep and requires a considerable portion of enamel to be removed. Once the tooth is completely cleaned, it is then filled and the Dental Crown is placed over it to protect the gum and replicate all work done by the real tooth. The Dental Crown is designed to replace not just the tooth but also all its functionality. This crown is made to match the dimension of your tooth and thus this can involve multiple sittings.

What are the most common types of crowns:

Metal (including gold)

You read that right, the crown of your tooth can also be made of real gold. While the most common metals used is a combination of nickel, copper and chromium, adding a dash of gold gives it the shine that catches the light. Gold is slowly losing its place as a favorite crown because it does not look natural.

While metal crowns are high in strength and durability they take away from the aesthetics of your teeth and also can create allergic reactions in people.

Porcelain Fused to metal crowns

This crown is a beautiful combination of the strength of metal crowns and the aesthetics of the natural enamel. They have been tried and tested for over 50 years and thus are a trusted method of treatment. The only known disadvantage is that the metal liners on which the porcelain rests can sometimes be seen and over a period of time press down against the opposing teeth.

Pressed Ceramic Crowns

The liners in the fused metal crowns are replaced with ceramic in this crown and then the porcelain crown sits atop it. The entire crown thus resembles a tooth in totality. These crowns are both durable and aesthetically appealing. They are new age and have won the confidence of many dentists and patients as the preferred option for dental crowns.

Disadvantages of getting a crown

Considering dental crowns is among the most common dental procedures practiced across the world one has no reason to be worried about this line of treatment. While there are no health hazards reported for this common procedure one may feel a little pain and discomfort while undergoing the treatment. Although not common, crowns can cause issues when fit loosely or cause gum recession if the procedure has not been completed with care. As mentioned these are extreme cases of the treatment and are not common.

Lifespan of a Crown & Aftercare

The Dental Crown is designed to act like your real set of teeth. They are strong and built to endure more than your natural set of teeth. With basic hygiene and good care a crown can last anywhere between 5 and 15 years without causing any trouble.

Recommended aftercare for not just your crown but all your teeth is something taught to us from childhood - brush 2 times a day and visit your dentist often!

To know more about dental crown in Fords and Woodbridge, call us at 732-225-1020

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