A dental crown is the name given to the process of completely covering a tooth and providing a new appearance. Dental crowns are produced from different materials. Crowns give teeth both function and aesthetic appearance. Dental crowns are among the most suitable treatment methods for loss of teeth over time or to improve aesthetic appearance.
When Is It Decided To Make A Dental Crown?
It is applied when the general structure of the tooth is impaired in order to apply a dental crown to the person or the strength of the tooth weakens to support the chewing and biting power.
As a result of the accidental fracture of the tooth and the increase in the rate of decay in the tooth because it is not treated, dental crowns are applied.
Since the teeth with root canal treatment in the previous treatment history are more vulnerable to fracture, they are more likely to break or be pulled out. In such cases, dental crown treatment is performed.
Porcelain crowns are preferred for aesthetic appearance on the implant placed in the area as a result of tooth loss.
It is decided to perform dental crown treatment because it causes excessive pain as a result of wear on the teeth over time or to regain the aesthetic appearance.
What Materials Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
Dental crowns can be made of more than one material. Crowns;
- It can be made of materials such as metal or metal-based porcelain.
When choosing dental veneers, dentists make choices by paying attention to some points. The factors that dentists pay attention to are;
- Closure of the teeth,
- Position of teeth,
- Color of other teeth,
- The characteristic of the gingival tissue,
- The amount of remaining tooth structure,
- How much of the teeth are visible when smiling,
What Are The Preparatory Stages Of Crown Veneer Dental Treatment?
The first stage of dental crown treatment is a detailed examination. At this stage, x-rays are taken to see the patient’s mouth structure completely. A special reduction and editing process is carried out. This stage is very important because an area should be created on the tooth surface suitable for the thickness of the material to be veneered. In the next step, the size of the surrounding teeth is taken together with the reduced and adjusted tooth. To protect the tooth surface after the impression process, a temporary tooth is made and the surface of the tooth is covered with it until the treatment is finished. Dental crowns are prepared from the desired material with molds in the laboratory environment. In the next session, the temporary crown is removed and the dental crown is rehearsed. After the desired mold is prepared, the temporary tooth is removed at the last stage and the prepared crown is fixed on the tooth surface and made permanent.
How Long Is The Life Of Veneer Crown Teeth?
Dental crowns vary in the duration of use according to the habits of the patient, taking care of his teeth adequately and the quality of the material used. You can use a dental crown made of quality material for a minimum of 7-8 years.
Metal dental crowns, which are not aesthetic in appearance, are more durable, but they are not preferred because they are not suitable for aesthetic appearance.
Zirconium dental crowns are the most preferred materials both in terms of aesthetics and durability.
Is Special Care Required For Veneer Teeth?
In general, attention should be paid to oral and dental care. It is recommended to brush the teeth twice a day, use dental floss and use mouthwash for oral care. You can care for your dental crowns as you care for your other teeth. There is no need to use an additional product. You should be careful while eating very hard foods and avoid excessive tea and coffee consumption. If you have problems such as clenching or grinding your teeth, you should take precautions by consulting your physician, as it is more likely to damage dental crowns and other teeth.
How To Care For A Temporary Dental Crown?
Temporary crowns are materials used to preserve the aesthetic appearance and protect the corrected teeth until the permanent crown is made. Since it is not as durable as permanent crowns, very hard foods should not be consumed during this period. During the process, you can brush your teeth and do your oral care as normal. If the temporary crowns fall off, you can contact your dentist and re-glue them.
Can A Broken Coating Be Repaired?
It is not possible to fix permanent crowns that are broken as a result of impact or accident. If the crowns break, your dental crown is replaced with a new one. Only in composite crowns, small fractures can be corrected by adding some composite and reshaping.
What Should Be Done When The Coating Shakes Or Falls?
If the underlying tooth is broken or decayed, it may cause the crown to fall or wobble, in which case that tooth is treated or another solution is sought. If there is no problem in the underlying tooth, if the falling or swaying crowns are placed in the same place again, can be fixed by baking.
What Are The Things To Be Considered In Crown Veneer Care?
In order for your crown veneer to look natural and to be used for many years, you need to pay attention to some points. Your sick teeth should be brushed regularly and should pay attention to oral care. Teeth should be brushed after tea, coffee and beverages that discolor the secret. Hard foods that are likely to damage the crown should not be consumed or should be consumed with caution. Routine controls after treatment should not be interrupted and all precautions recommended by the physician should be observed.
Porcelain Crown Treatment
Porcelain crown treatment is among the methods applied to teeth with excessive caries, tooth loss or aesthetic deterioration.
Porcelain crown is a prosthesis treatment method that is applied in the form of making a bridge by reducing the adjacent teeth when a small number of teeth are lost in the mouth or gluing them alone.
Scope Of Application
The application areas of prosthetic crown treatment are;
- When it is desired to make corrections in tooth color and shape,
- When old coatings need to be replaced,
- In case of tooth loss as a result of caries or accident,
- It is preferred as a result of weakening of the teeth as a result of root canal treatment.
What Are The Types Of Porcelain Crowns?
There are porcelain crowns produced from many different materials. You can choose to have healthy and aesthetic teeth according to your preference and your doctor’s recommendation. Some of them are;
- Porcelain crowns with metal substructure,
- Empress porcelain crowns,
- Porcelain laminate veneers,
- Zirconia supported porcelain crowns