There are various situations that would require the placement of a crown, such as root canals, lost fillings, dental bridges, decay below a filling, and chipping and cracking of tooth enamel. The cracking or breakage of teeth can be caused by age, tooth decay, fillings and an improper bite.
A dental crown may be needed to:
- To protect a weak tooth (eg, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To Support a tooth that has been badly damaged by tooth decay
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
- To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant
- To Protect a worn tooth
- To cover a tooth that has been endodontically treated (had a root canal)
The Dental Crown Procedure
Depending on the extent of the decay or damage to the tooth, the dentist may perform a root canal before placing a crown on the tooth. If this is the case, the dentist may need to build a foundation for the crown after the root canal has been performed, also known as a "post-and-core" foundation.
Before the crown can be placed on the tooth, the dentist must file the tooth down to make room for it. Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth will be made. While the crown is being created, a temporary acrylic crown will be placed on the tooth.
When the permanent crowns are ready, the temporary crowns are replaced at a separate visit. The crown will last anywhere from seven to 40 years.
The followings are the Different types of Dental Crowns
- Ceramic Crown
- Metal crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
- Gold crowns
- Composite Crowns
Thangam’s Dental Clinic, Tamil Nadu, India provides the various types of Dental Crowns in India with affordable cost. It is situated in Mylapore, Chennai, which is considered as the Medical Tourism capital of India. Our clinic with state of art equipments and well trained experienced doctors match the best of international standards.