Dental crowns are a category of aesthetic dentistry treatments that come in tooth-like structures to encase the damaged goods. Particularly if a tooth is worn-out, decayed, or chipped, dental crowns can restore its aesthetic shape and functions and strengthen it.
Benefits Of Dental Crowns
- Add protection to brittle teeth by encasing them.
- Restore the aesthetic appearance of natural teeth
- Restores the functions of teeth
Types Of Traditional Crowns
1- Temporary Dental Crowns
Temporary dental crowns are the single category of traditional crowns designed on-premises. The material of temporary crowns is typically stainless steel or acrylic-based and is used as an initial solution until a permanent crown is achieved. In the case of children, stainless steel crowns are applied to protect damaged teeth until the primary teeth fall out, and so do the stainless-steel crowns with them.
2- Porcelain/Ceramic Crowns
Porcelain or ceramic crowns are considered the most durable in comparison to their counterparts. They’re also give the most authentic and natural results and are ideal for people with metal allergies.
3- All-Resin Crowns
All resin dental crowns are an economical option compared to alternatives. All-resin crowns serve for the minimal purpose of support compromising on the aesthetic appeal. They are not as long-lasting as porcelain or ceramic and are susceptible to fractures and wear-downs.
4- Metal-Infused Porcelain Crowns
Metal infused porcelain crowns are an ideal alternative that falls between all-metal and all-porcelain crown retaining benefits from either material. Unlike metals, metal-infused porcelain can be color-matched to natural teeth. However, unlike metal, this category of dental crowns is prone to wear in comparison to the durability of the all-metal crown. In terms of authenticity, ceramic-infused crowns are second only to all-porcelain.
Dental Crowns Procedure For Traditional Crowntr4
The First Appointment
Before starting the design process for dental crowns, a thorough examination of the root should precede it. A few X-rays of your teeth will be requested, and the state of the root will be studied. In case the root is affected, you will have to undergo a root canal treatment before opting for dental crowns.
If all is fine, your dentist will inject local Anastasia to file down the sides of your teeth near the gums to allow room for the crown. Likewise, if you don’t have a enough tooth your dentist uses filling material.
Next comes impression taking. An impression of the gap is in most cases achieved via digital scanning. But sometimes you’ll have to bite on a mould as well. Adjacent, parallel, and neighbor teeth are all considered in the design of the crown to ensure the bite and chewing is not affected.
The scans and design propositions are sent to an offsite laboratory to manufacture your crowns. The manufacturing process takes anywhere between two to three weeks until the crown is sent back to the dentist’s office. Crowns made of acrylic will be applied as a temporary alternative to preserve the prepared tooth.
The Second Visit
During the second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown. The permanent crown is inspected and tested in terms of fitting and color. If everything is matched according to plan, the permanent crown is cemented into place.
What Are CEREC Dental Crowns?
CEREC dental crowns is a modern technology that allows you to get your ceramic crowns in one day. This technique is very high tech and uses CAD and CAM for production. Basically it relies on computer assisted design and manufacturing to make your crowns on premises.
These programs allow your dentist to take very precise impressions of your mouth for the best fitting.
Once all your information is on the system, using a 3D printer, your dentist prints out your personalized ceramic crown. At Dentakay, this process takes a total of 15 minutes only. Give it another 15-20 minutes for your dentist to cement your crown. And viola! Your quickest dental crown in one visit.
One thing to remember is that if you have dental infections, your dentist will have to postpone your treatment. It’s imperative to treat underlying problems beforehand!
Benefits Of CEREC Crowns
- Instant placement of ceramic crowns, same-day procedure
- Extremely natural appearance
- Very durable