This restorative procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile to its natural state. A crown is used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. The Dental Roots is a multi-speciality dental clinic which offers a wide variety of crowns and bridges. We ensure personal care and provide a detailed treatment plan for each of our patients.
What is a dental crown? Do I need one?
A dental crown is like a cap that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, protecting its remaining structure and bringing back its original shape, size, and colour. Tooth-coloured porcelain crowns restore teeth without detracting from the appearance of your smile. These dental crowns enhance your smile while also providing optimal function and strength.
There are a few reasons why you might need a dental crown.
Severe Tooth Decay
If decay has spread over a large surface area of your tooth, it must all be removed to stop further damage. In this case, a dental filling may not be enough to restore the integrity of the tooth. A dental crown is often the better option.
After a root canal, your tooth needs reinforcement. A dental crown is the most common way to provide reinforcement and restore its functionality.
A dental crown is often the last step of a dental implant procedure. It covers the abutment and acts as your new, artificial tooth.
Who is an ideal candidate for porcelain crowns?
Dental crowns are utilized when necessary to repair a damaged tooth. These restorations can be made of a variety of different materials, from metal alloy to all porcelain. Metal dental crowns have a long history in dentistry. However, they do not blend into the natural appearance of the smile so have fallen out of favour with the vast majority of patients. Porcelain crowns are an excellent treatment option for the person who wants not only an authentic-looking smile but also a restoration that does not involve placing metal in the mouth. These crowns are made to match the shade of surrounding teeth and to feel just like a natural tooth when chewing and when touched by the tongue.
Benefits of dental crowns:
Dental crowns protect and restore teeth. In this way, they prevent further tooth damage and maintain a healthy, pleasing smile. Specifically, a tooth crown may be used for the following:
- To protect a weak, damaged tooth
- To prevent a tooth from breaking apart
- To hold together a fractured tooth/li>
- Restoring a tooth after a root canal
- As the replacement tooth atop a dental implant
- As the support for a replacement tooth in a dental bridge
What type of dental crown should i choose?
Porcelain fused to metal (pfm) crowns
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns have been considered the benchmark for the repair of damaged teeth. The main advantages of PFM crowns are that they provide great aesthetics and durability and they are less costly than all porcelain crowns.
However, there are certain disadvantages like the crown may cause grey line at the gumline which makes it less aesthetic than all porcelain crowns. For patients with bruxism and clenching habits, this type of crown tends to wear down more easily against the opposite teeth.
Zirconia crowns –
Zirconium is a relatively new material that has the strength of metal and aesthetic properties of porcelain crowns. Zirconia, (zirconium dioxide) is a white, powdered metal oxide. It is made from zirconium, a metal with similar properties to titanium. Zirconium makes a good choice for dental material because it is chemically nonreactive.
The main advantages of zirconia crowns are they provide great aesthetics; they are strong and long lasting and are less likely to wear off due to their strength. Disadvantages includes difficulty in adjusting and possible wearing down of teeth they bite against.
Porcelain crowns –
These are the most popular type of crowns used nowadays. Porcelain or ceramic crowns provides you with the best and most natural looking smile.
They match your surrounding teeth in shape, size, and colour. They are the best options for front teeth restorations. However, the main drawback includes that they are not as strong as metal crowns. They are costlier than metal crowns.
E-max crowns –
The newest type of crown in dentistry today is known as E -Max: Lithium Disilicate Crowns. It is made of lithium disilicate and is a type of all ceramic crown. They provide great aesthetics and durability and are a great choice for front and back teeth. Their main disadvantage includes that they are more expensive and there are possibilities of failure for posterior teeth especially if a bridge is required.
Gold crowns –
Gold crowns are in fact a combination of copper and other metals, such as nickel or chromium. Strength and durability are the main advantage.
They are strong and highly resistant and wear down quite slowly. If properly cared for, they last a long time. Due to difference in colour, they have poor aesthetic qualities and can cause metal reactions to certain patients.
Only the best for your smile
No matter the reason you require a crown, seeking treatment from a top-of-the-line provider is key to not only having a positive experience, but ensuring a successful outcome.At The Dental Roots, we’ve painstakingly crafted an environment focused on making you smile. It all starts with our years of experience and commitment to advanced technology and the latest techniques. We want you to feel at home here.
Whether you have a weak tooth that needs protection or want to replace an old metal restoration, all-porcelain crowns can be an effective, aesthetically pleasing option. To schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentists in New Delhi or Gurgaon, call The Dental Roots at +919650440004