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When to Get Dental Crowns

When to Get Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps placed over teeth that are damaged, decayed, or appear aesthetically pleasing. Crowns provide both functional and aesthetic improvement by re-creating the natural structure of the tooth. They are usually made using porcelain, ceramic, metal alloy, or a combination of these. One of the most frequently asked questions about dental crowns is "When to get dental crowns." Dental crowns are an effective method used in the treatment of various dental problems. However, many factors must be taken into consideration when a dental crown is required. The most common situations where a dental crown is required are as follows:

Damaged Teeth

Broken or Cracked Teeth: Fractures or cracks may occur in natural teeth as a result of trauma, accidents or excessive teeth grinding. In this case, a dental crown may be required to restore the function and aesthetics of the tooth.

Severely Decayed Teeth: Dental crowns can be used for restorative treatment in badly decayed teeth.

Replacement of Large Fillings: Crowns are suitable to preserve the structure of the tooth in cases of large cavities or where old fillings have failed.

Aesthetic Fixes

Color Changes: Porcelain or ceramic crowns may be preferred for color changes that cannot be achieved with tooth whitening procedures.

Shape or Size Changes: Crowns can be applied for aesthetic purposes in case of tooth shape and size disorders that are congenital or occur as a result of accidents.

Dental Implants

The function and aesthetics of the missing tooth are completed with crowns placed on the dental implants applied to replace the missing teeth.

Supporting and Placement of Dental Bridges

In cases of missing teeth, dental crowns may be needed to support and securely position bridges.

Protecting the Structure of the Tooth

There may be wear on the structure of the tooth due to reasons such as excessive teeth grinding, incorrect tooth brushing technique or excessive consumption of acidic foods. In this case, dental crowns can be used to protect the structure of the tooth.

After Root Canal Treatment

After root canal treatment, the tooth structure becomes weak and sensitive. In such cases, a crown is suitable to increase the strength and durability of the tooth.

What Materials Are Dental Crowns Made From?

A dental crown is used to recreate the original shape of a fixed prosthesis to cover the treated tooth after a tooth trauma or fracture. The internal structure of the dental crown is made of zirconium, metal or reshaped ceramic. Its outer structure is made of valuable alloys such as gold, platinum and chrome-cobalt, or resin or ceramics.

Zirconium Dental Crown

Zirconium dental crown is an effective solution to restore and replace missing teeth. While the outer part is made of ceramic, zirconium is used in the inner structure to give strength to the prosthesis. This type of prosthesis has a very high resistance and an aesthetic appearance that cannot be compared to any other material. Zirconium crowns are lighter and more durable than metal-ceramic crowns.

Ceramic Dental Crown

A ceramic crown consists of two parts: the inner structure made of metal or the outer part made of precious metal alloys as mentioned above. This type of prosthesis is very durable and fits well with the patient's tooth structure. It is also successful in terms of aesthetics.

How Are Dental Crowns Applied? What are the Stages of Dental Crown Treatment?

Dental crowns are performed by dentists in several stages:

Stage 1: The damaged natural crown is removed, the tooth is then filed and some of the enamel is removed to create the necessary space.

Stage 2: At this stage, the dentist takes dental measurements. A mold of the tooth is then sent to a special laboratory and then used to create a perfect veneer in the shape of natural teeth. At this stage, a temporary dental crown made of acrylic resin is applied.

Stage 3: Before the last step, the dentist evaluates the shape, size and color of the new crown together with the patient. To have a perfect smile again, the crown must be the same shape, size and color as natural teeth.

Stage 4: The final veneer will be permanently fixed by the dentist as soon as it is tested on the patient. Once the crown is ready, it is tested so it can be touched up or replaced before it is permanently fixed.

Things to Know After Crown Treatment

Crown treatment is basically divided into two: temporary crown and permanent crown. There are things to pay attention to after both of these procedures.

Temporary Crowns

Temporary crowns are more fragile. Therefore, you should take extra care of your temporary crown. After the temporary crown is attached, do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes to allow the bonding material to dry. In particular, it is important to avoid chewing gum and eating hard or sticky foods. In the following days, take care to chew as much as possible on the opposite side where the crown is placed. Brush your teeth gently and do not floss directly around the temporary crown.

Permanent Crowns

It is important that you avoid eating hard and sticky foods or chewing gum for the first 24 hours after the permanent dental crown is placed. You can brush your teeth, but you should floss very carefully during the healing period. Your gums may be sore for the first few days following the dental crown procedure. In this case, your dentist will recommend painkillers.

How to Extend the Life of a Dental Crown?

  • As a procedure, having a dental crown for a longer period of time is similar to taking care of your own teeth.
  • Pay attention to oral hygiene. Brush your teeth after every meal.
  • Stay away from alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Reduce consumption of sugary foods and drinks.

Why Dentaliva's Dental Crown Treatment?

Expert and Experienced Staff

Dentaliva's experienced and expert dentists offer dental crown treatment at the highest level with the latest technology and treatment methods. We are here to produce solutions specific to our patients' needs and make their smiles perfect.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Each patient's tooth structure, aesthetic preferences and needs are different. At Dentaliva, personalized dental crown treatment plans are prepared in accordance with the individual needs and expectations of our patients.

High Quality Materials

Dentaliva offers its patients long-lasting and natural-looking dental crowns by using high quality and durable materials. Aesthetic and functional results are achieved with porcelain, ceramic and porcelain-plated metal crown options.

Make Your Smile Perfect with Dentaliva!

You can benefit from Dentaliva's dental crown treatment services to achieve aesthetic and functional harmony in your smile. We are here to make your smile perfect with our expert staff, innovative approach and patient-oriented service approach.

At Dentaliva, you can contact us to get more detailed information about dental crown treatment and our other dental services and to make an appointment. Dentaliva is always with you to make your smile perfect!

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