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Witzmani Family Dentistry
Witzmani Family Dentistry
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What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown also known as tooth crown is a tooth shaped covering or cap placed over your natural tooth by a dentist or prosthodontist. A dental crown can be used for many reasons. Dental crowns are used to protect a good tooth, to restore appearance, size of the tooth and for bridges. When the crown is cemented in place, it looks just like a natural tooth from the outside. A dental crown can be beneficial to adults and children.
When is Dental Crown Necessary?
Dental crowns or a tooth crowns are used in order to hold dental bridges in place when:
Types of Crowns
There are two types of crowns temporary and permanent crowns. Temporary crowns are made by your dentist while the permanent crowns are made in a dental laboratory. Temporary crowns are use as a transitional tooth until the permanent tooth is ready to be encased. Permanent crown is the final finish product that will become a part of your tooth.
What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
There are four types of materials used by dentist for making permanent dental crowns
Stainless steel crowns are premade crowns used as a temporary tooth. Stainless steel crowns are recommended for children in order to:
Dental Crown Procedure
Getting a crown usually requires two visit to the dentist. The first visit involves examining the tooth and preparing the tooth for the crown. At the first visit , the dentist will take X-rays and check the root of the tooth and the surrounding teeth and bone structure. The dentist will numb the tooth and gum surrounding the tooth. Next, the dentist will file the tooth down and around the tooth to make room for the crown. The amount of filing depends on the type of crown. Metal crowns are thinner and requires less tooth structure removal.
If a large area of the tooth is missing, the dentist will build up the tooth to support the crown. After shaping the tooth to the desire structure, the dentist will make an impression of the tooth to received the crown. Impression of the tooth above and below will be made also to make sure your bite is in alignment. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the permanent crown will be made. The permanent crown normally takes 2-3 weeks to be ready. If the crown is made of porcelain, you and the dentist will decide on the shade of white which matches the color of your teeth. The dentist will make a temporary crown to you to wear that will cover and protect your tooth until the permanent crown is ready.
The second visit involves placing the permanent crown. At this visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown, check the fit and the bite of the permanent crown. If everything is good, the dentist will numb the tooth and cement the permanent crown in.
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How Long Does Dental Crown Last?
Dental crown normally last 5-15 years. However, the life spans depends on the amount of wear and tear of the crown.
Caring For Your Permanent Crown
Dental crowns does not need any special care. However, proper oral hygiene is critical in protecting the tooth from decay or gum disease. Good oral hygiene including brushing your teeth at least twice per day, flossing daily, especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth and under the crown.
How Much Does Crown Cost?
Crown cost generally range from $600 to $1500 per crown. Most crowns are covered by dental insurance. However, porcelain crowns are more expensive than gold crowns, which are more expensive than porcelain-fused-to metal crowns. If you are considering getting crowns, call Witzmani Dental Care in Elmhurst, Queens, New York to schedule your appointment.