Must-Know Facts About Getting Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic objects designed to cover damaged teeth. Also known as dental caps, crowns can strengthen and improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, or badly stained teeth. Crowns can also help improve the alignment of your teeth.
Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic, gold alloys, or base metal alloys. Porcelain is the most commonly used material since it is strong and long-lasting.
There are other dental appliances that can help give you a healthier and better-looking smile. However, dental crowns offer several noteworthy benefits that make them the best choice.
These advantages include:
Dental crowns can be used for a variety of purposes which include:
Restoring or improving the shape, size, color, and function of damaged teeth.
Protecting and strengthening a weak tooth.
Covering dental implants.
Replacing two or more teeth; crowns can be fused together to make a bridge.
Creating and placing dental crowns aren’t too time-consuming
Customized to suit or improve your smile
Durable and long-lasting
Looks and functions like natural teeth
The Tooth Crowning Process
If you choose to have your damaged tooth crowned, you will need to see Dr. Rudi As-Sanie two or three times during the whole process.
During your first visit, Dr. Rudi As-Sanie will prepare the tooth that will be crowned. The tooth will be shaped to make sure it will fit inside the new covering. This step will usually involve some drilling to give the tooth a uniform shape. Before your dentist will start drilling, the tooth to be treated and the surrounding area will be anesthetized.
In case the tooth to be covered has little structure left, to begin with, the tooth may have to be built up with filling material so that it can support the crown.
Once the tooth is prepared, Dr. Rudi As-Sanie will take impressions of the tooth. The impressions will then be sent to a dental laboratory where the technicians will make models of the tooth and create the crown. Before you leave the clinic, a temporary crown will be placed on the prepared tooth to cover and protect it until the permanent crown will be installed.
This step can take place minutes after you tooth to be crowned has been prepared or during your next visit to Dental Reflections Dublin.
During your second or third visit to Dental Reflections Dublin, the permanent crown will be attached to your tooth using a resin that hardens when exposed to a special light source or a type of permanent cement used in dentistry. Inform your dentist immediately if you feel some kind of discomfort or the crown is loose.
You will also need to see Dr. Rudi As-Sanie regularly for checkups and to have your teeth and crown professionally cleaned.