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Dental Crowns

What do you mean by dental crowns?

A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve tooth appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure. Crown is cemented over the gum line and it covers the whole teeth making it completely invisible.

When is a dental crown recommended?

Dental crowns are advised in the following cases :

  • To safeguard a weak teeth from breaking
  • To hold the parts of cracked /chipped tooth
  • To support and cover the teeth which has a large filling and very little tooth structure
  • To keep Dental bridges in place
  • To cover discoloured/ badly shaped teeth
  • To restore a broken tooth/ worn-down tooth
  • Crown covers a dental implant

What type of crowns are available?

Crowns are available in different materials :

  • Metals
  • Metal Ceramic
  • Ceramic
  • All Resin

How long does a crown last?

Dental crowns have a shelf life of about 5 -15 years . It depends on the material used and functionality. One has to take extra care of the crown especially while biting or chewing anything hard. Maintaining good oral hygiene is a must.

What problems can one face with crowns?

  • Teeth may be sensitive to hot/cold after the effect of anaesthesia is over.
  • There can be irregular bites which results in pain due to faulty placement of crowns.
  • Sometimes the cement under the crown gets washed away and the crown becomes loose.
  • Hence proper care should be taken and regular dental checkups are required to maintain a healthy dental structure.

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