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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Treatment Description:

What is a dental Crown Abroad?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. The cheap dental crown is a part that we see in the mouth and the aesthetics of our smile depends on it. If a natural tooth is damaged to the extent that it is not possible to fix it with a standard composite restoration (filling), the solution may be a dental crown. Prosthetic crown is cemented permanently, ie it can not be removed from the mouth. Dental crowns can improve the shape, size or color of a tooth.




When are dental crowns necessary?

The recommendations for cheap dental crowns abroad include:

- severe destruction of the natural crown of the tooth caused by caries or injury
- abrasion
- after implantation to fill the missing tooth
- after root canal treatment to strengthen the tooth
- aesthetic considerations such as discolored teeth, enamel defects, a negative form or improperly positioned in the dental arch
- correction of occlusal relations in order to avoid orthodontic treatment.

What are the dental crowns made from?

Prosthetic crowns can be made of different materials. Acrylic and composites are used for the creation of temporary crowns. Permanent crowns can be made of metal, porcelain or metal on the foundation may be ceramic.

- Metal Crowns - were used as prosthetic reconstruction for many years due to their durability and strength. The metal crown treatment nowadays is used very rarely due to insufficient aesthetics.

- Porcelain fused-to-metal Crowns and Porcelain fused-to-gold Crowns- through a combination of porcelain, which has a high aesthetic values, and metal with its durability and strength, the crowns are very popular in modern prosthetics. As a core of porcelain crowns, steel alloys with special composition are the most commonly used. They are safe for the body and have a very high strength. People who are allergic to base metals, may choose gold alloys as an alternative, which are also used to obtain a higher aesthetic results. Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns can be performed on the entire length of the arch, but to get the best aesthetics, ceramic crowns are recommended for the front arch part.

- Full Ceramic Crowns- have the best aesthetics and thanks to their base, they are as durable and strong as the steel-base crowns. They can be used in both the front and posterior teeth.

How does the installation of Crowns look like?

During the first visit the dentist will examine your teeth, and perform all the necessary work prior to the crown treatment (root canal treatment). The dentist will grind the tooth for the crown. In case of a damage tooth, which is too small for the crown, a post will be needed to maintain the crown. After that, the impressions for the crown are taken, and a temporary crown is installed. During the next visit (usually after 5 days, which is a time for the dental lab to make the crown) the permanent crown is installed.

Is the treatment painful?

Some steps in the preparation of a tooth for prosthetic crown can be painful for the patient or cause discomfort, and therefore local anesthetic is used, which effectively eliminates the unpleasant sensations. The crown cementing itself is not painful and does not require anesthesia.

When should I decide to have the Crowns installed?

There are a few situations when you should decide on the Crowns:

- tooth may be weakened by earlier installation of a large filling
- when the filling is discolored, the crown should improve the appearance of a tooth
- if a tooth has been treated with root canal, a crown may be needed to protect a weakened tooth
- in case of accidents
- in order to maintain a stable dental bridge

For how long will the crowns last?

The life span of a crown depends on how it will be taken care of. Crown itself does not decay, but the caries can start at the place where the crown meets the tooth. It is very important to keep this area clean just like the other teeth to prevent the tooth from decay. Appropriate hygiene will make the crown stay on for a long time.

Will I feel the Crown differently than the natural teeth?

Since the shape of the crown will be slightly different from the missing tooth, it may feel uncomfortable at first. After a few days you should not feel the difference.

Treatment Time:

First Visit: preparation of the tooth for the crown, temporary crown installation

Second Visit (after c. 5 days): permanent crown installation

After Treatment:

Avoid biting hard objects (eg shells of nuts.) Use dental floss. Particular attention give to cleaning the surfaces, where the crown meets the gum.