Dental crowns cover a large area of aesthetic and functional uses. A ‘cap’ customized to be placed over a tooth, a dental crown covers the tooth, either to restore its shape, size, and color or to support and strengthen it. Dental crowns are commonly used as the last step of various procedures, to seal the treatment and make it last.
What is the purpose of Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is essentially a cap made of metals, porcelain, ceramic, resin, or a combination of 2 or more materials, cemented over a tooth that securely holds it in place and supports it. There are a number of reasons why the dental crown procedure is opted for.
- Broken or worn down tooth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Last step of root canal treatment
- Weak or shattered tooth
- Discolorations on the teeth
- Dental implant
What is the process of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns can generally be placed in 1 or 2 sessions, depending on the purpose.
The outer portion of the tooth is removed, to prepare it for the crown to fit perfectly. Any decay is cleaned. In the case of dental implants, this step is not required.
The dentist then makes an impression of the prepared tooth, for an appropriate dental crown to be created, tailored to fit your tooth.
Once the crown is ready, the dentist places it onto your tooth and makes adjustments, after which is it permanently cemented into place.
What are the benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns carry numerous benefits that depend on the purpose of the procedure.
- Supports a week tooth
- Anchors a dental bridge
- Restores a tooth after root canal
- Corrects discolored teeth
- Corrects misshapen teeth
- Protect a worn or sensitive tooth
What are the risks of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns come with their own set of risks that patients should be aware of.
- The crown may become loose or fall off if the cement washes off, or if it isn’t fitted properly
- Porcelain crowns may sometimes chip, which would require repair or replacement
- The tooth can be sensitive as the anesthesia begins to wear off. However, this eventually subsides.
What is the cost of Dental Crowns?
There are numerous dental crown types, with each one having its own cost. Additionally, the type of procedure and purpose of the dental crown makes an impact on the cost of getting a dental crown in your particular case. Consult our healthcare team for an evaluation of your condition and treatment plan, after which a cost can be estimated.
Why choose Surana Dental Care?
At Surana Dental Care, we believe in combining technical expertise with cutting-edge technology, leading to successful and accurate treatments under one roof. We use the latest CEREC technology, which eases discomfort and enables accuracy. Patients have the added advantage of the impression and placement of the crown being completed in a single day, with our advanced technology that designs and fabricates the crown, allowing for placement during the same visit. The experts at Surana Dental Care use their expertise to fulfill our motto of superior patient care and precision with each treatment.