Dental Crowns Procedure and Treatment


The crowns are a tooth-shaped cover that fits the tooth that is put above the tooth surface. They are usually put over the damaged or the decayed tooth. The Crowns are popularly called Caps. Crowns are important as they help a tooth to function longer and prevent it from getting more damaged. If you want to ensure proper protection for your tooth, then a dental crown is a better option. Crowns are also known called “Caps”. There are different types of caps available in the market, and you can choose accordingly as per the price and suitability of the user. The teeth cap price in India depends on the type of cap you prefer and the region you are taking the treatment.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, also called as tooth cap, is an artificial dental restoration or prosthesis that is placed over a damaged tooth by we. The primary purpose of a dental crown is to restore the function and aesthetics of that tooth by reinforcing its structure. A dental crown is fitted over your existing tooth structure using a dental adhesive (oral cement).

What to expect from dental crown?

Getting a dental crown is a common dental procedure used to restore a damaged or decayed tooth. Here's what you can generally expect from the process:
• Initial Assessment: we will first examine your tooth and possibly take X-rays to assess the extent of the damage or decay and determine if a crown is the best treatment option.
• Preparation: Before placing the crown, we will need to prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged portions and shaping it to accommodate the crown. This may involve numbing the area with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
• Impression: Once the tooth is prepared, we will take an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. This impression is used to create a custom-made crown that fits your tooth precisely.
• Temporary Crown: While the permanent crown is being fabricated, we may place a temporary crown over the prepared tooth to protect it and maintain its function and appearance.
• Crown Placement: Once the permanent crown is ready, usually within a couple of weeks, you'll return to the dentist to have it placed. we will remove the temporary crown and then carefully place and cement the permanent crown onto the prepared tooth.
• Adjustment: we will check the fit and bite of the crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it feels comfortable and functions properly.

When do You Need a Dental Crown?

You will be advised a dental crown by we if you have a tooth that is weakened or broken by decay or a large filling. Other reasons for a dental crown include:
• To improve the appearance of a discoloured tooth
• To restore form and function of a broken, worn-out or fractured tooth
• After a root canal treatment to strengthen the crown portion of the tooth
• As part of a dental bridges when a missing tooth or teeth need to be replaced
• On top of an implant to replace a missing tooth
• In case of a tooth that has a large cavity and the filling is too large

Dental crowns are not just for adults but are also given to children in the following cases:
• To protect teeth that are highly susceptible to tooth decay due to poor oral hygiene
• To save a tooth that has been severely damaged due to decay
• In children who require multiple and frequent oral treatments but cannot be administered frequent general anaesthesia

What is a Dental Crown Made Of?

There are two main types of dental crowns–Permanent and Temporary. Both these types are made from different materials. Commonly used permanent dental crowns are made from the following materials:
• All Metal – These crowns are made of base metal alloys like cobalt, chromium and nickel. They were popular earlier because they were strong enough to withstand biting forces, rarely chipped or broke, people were not too concerned about their aesthetics, and most important of them all– they were cheap.
• PFM or Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal – In these crowns, the colour of the ceramic portion of the crown is matched with the existing teeth colour of the patient, thereby increasing aesthetics. When fitted in the mouth, PFM crowns look like natural teeth. These crowns show thermal resistance and are highly durable.
• All Ceramic – These crowns are made entirely from ceramic or porcelain and have no metal in them. Though they are not as strong as metal crowns, they have superior aesthetics and so, are preferred for front teeth.
• Zirconium – These are new-age crowns that are highly durable, strong, and have superior aesthetics. They are biocompatible and the best dental crowns to replace both front and back teeth.

What are the Steps Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Crown?

The process of getting a dental crown usually happens in 2-3 visits. Here are the steps involved when you decide to get a dental crown:
• Evaluation and Treatment Planning
At the first visit, we will evaluate your teeth, surrounding bone and gum tissue. He/she will take an x-ray of the tooth or teeth in question. If any tooth is severely decayed, fractured, or has a very large filling, we will recommend performing a root canal treatment on the tooth, followed by placement of a dental crown. In cases where a root canal has already been done on a tooth, the crown can be directly placed after evaluating the quality of the root canal treatment.

• Tooth Preparation and Fixing of Temporary Crown
The tooth in question is shaped and prepared all along its surfaces. An impression is made with a putty material or a digital scanner and sent to the lab for the fabrication of your dental crown, along with a bite record of your upper and lower teeth. Another impression is now made of your shaped tooth/teeth that is used to fabricate a temporary crown in the clinic. This temporary crown is finished, polished and fixed on your prepared tooth with a temporary cement.

• Fitting of Permanent Dental Crown
Your second visit is usually a few days to a week after your first visit. In this visit, your temporary crown is removed by the dentist, and the surface of the teeth is cleaned. we will now try the final crown that has arrived from the oral lab on the prepared tooth for fitting, bite, margins and aesthetics. Adjustments may be made.
If any changes are required, the dental crown is sent back to the lab for finishing touches. If no changes are required, we will fix the dental crown on the tooth with a permanent oral adhesive material. we will now give you instructions on how to take care of your dental crown to ensure it lasts long.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The time from your first visit when we shapes your tooth and fits a temporary crown until your final dental crown is permanently fixed, it can take about 1-2 weeks.

Is Getting a Dental Crown Painful?
Getting a dental crown is not painful. The process is very similar to getting a routine dental filling done and does not require local anaesthesia in most cases.

How Does your Dental Crown Feel and Look?
we will do his/her best to give you a high-quality crown that matches the existing shade, shape and form of adjacent teeth. Infact, the shade of your adjacent teeth is taken as a guide to select the colour of your dental crown. Once your dental crown is fixed, you may experience slight discomfort as it is new. This feeling will pass in a day or two as you get adjusted to your new crown. However, if you feel your bite in uncomfortable or pain in any part of the teeth, visit we right away!

What if the Cavity is deep?

Many of you must be wondering “what if the cavity is deep? Well, if on the x-ray and by clinical evaluation we feels that the cavity is too deep for a filling or removal of the decay will result in exposure of the pulp tissue, he/she will recommend a root canal treatment. Many people panic and have questions like “Is root canal safe?” or “How many visits does a root canal take? etc. Well, root canal treatment is safe and is routinely performed at our Rutudent-Bhawsar Dental Care & Research Centres. Depending upon the nature of infection and the condition of the tooth, root canal treatment can take 1 to 4 sittings. The key to preventing a root canal treatment is maintaining good oral hygiene and getting even the smallest of cavities filled at the earliest. If you have more queries about teeth filling, visit Rutudent- Bhawsar Dental Care & Research Centre today!

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