Dental crowns are your perfect choice when, with age, you notice that your teeth deteriorate. Chewing, traumas and repeat fillings are the basic reasons that lead to tooth degeneration. Dental crowns adhere to the surface of the teeth and protect it from fractures. They can be used in various cases: to replace a misplaced or dischromic tooth, to cover a tooth with previous root canal treatment, or even to replace an older appliance that is no longer of good use.
As a rule, the higher the content of gold or other precious metal, the stronger and more stable the crown and the healthier the gums. Also, a perfect sealing is essential to ensure the protection from bacteria or other pathogenic agents.
The Dental Crown Treatment
At least a couple of visits to the dental office are necessary for your dentist to complete the crown. Your dentist prepares the supporting teeth during the first visit. They will be used to fix the dental crown in place. He or she will take the impression; this is sent to the dental laboratory to create the final crown. After it is produced, your dentist will adjust it to match the alignment of your teeth. When adjusted, your dentist will cement it into place.
Following the procedure, you may feel discomfort, pain or increased sensibility to hot or cold food. To reduce the effect you may take pain killers like ibuprofen. If you feel that your crown is too tall or that the bite is not perfect, you should consult your dentist.
Dental Crown Hygiene
It is very important to understand that the endurance of your dental crown is related to the materials it is made of, oral hygiene, diet and the general health of your supporting teeth and gums. Hence, it is important to brush regularly and to use adequately the dental floss.