Steps Of Placing A Crown
- The dentist first prepares the tooth by removing a small amount of the tooth’s structure (typically 1.5-2.5mm) to make room for the adequate thickness of porcelain. The dentist removes decayed areas, old. He/she then files the remaining sections.
- After that, your dentist begins to make impressions of your teeth and take them to a professional dental laboratory. They will use the molded impression to make your final crown that will match your existing teeth.
- As you wait for the permanent crown, you will wear a temporary crown to help protect your teeth during the fabrication time.
- On your next appointment with your dentist, in about 2 weeks, the temporary crown will be removed, and in place of them will be the permanent ones. You will undergo another examination to assess the shape, color, and biting ability.
- A few adjustments are possible to make sure the crown fits well. The final step is where your dentist bonds the crown/cap to the teeth.
Benefits Of Porcelain Crowns
A Porcelain Crown Is Affordable
Silver and gold crowns are considered more expensive than porcelain crowns. They are of better value than other crown materials. The composite resin may be cheaper but won’t last as long as porcelain would; they will, in fact, require frequent visits to the dentist for repairs and the possibility of a root canal or extraction.
These types of crowns are highly recommended because of their resistance to stains. Once you have them installed, you won’t have to worry about the kind of food or beverages you have to take cause your teeth are protected.
Biocompatible And Completely Safe
The material used in making porcelain crowns is completely safe and compatible with your body and mouth. The porcelain crown is extremely comfortable and not prone to sensitivity and discomfort.
Many times the porcelain crowns are installed for their functional benefits. This is because they are installed to protect your teeth and help you chew your food.
It is also an added advantage that dentists do not have to remove a considerable portion of the teeth to place the crown because they are compatible.
Home Care of Crowns
Crowns can last for about ten years or more if taken good care of. Just like our natural teeth, crowns can break and make our teeth prone to cavities. We need to take good care of your crowns by:
- Avoid biting or chewing hard foods and objects like ice. Do not use your teeth to cut items or things cause this may fracture your teeth.
- Keep your crown clean by brushing and flossing regularly or at least twice a day.
- You can also get a nightguard to protect your crown
- Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and professional teeth cleaning services.