Dental crowns are caps put on top of damaged teeth. So dentists use them to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings do not solve the problem. They typically do not require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.
Dental caps enhance the formation and health of your smile and conserve your damaged teeth from further decay. Anyone suffering from chipped or decayed teeth should consider these caps to get a perfect smile. They cover broken or chipped teeth. They are not only a part of cosmetic procedures but also an essential part of oral health care.
If you need to undergo a root canal treatment, our dentist removes the nerves and the root from your tooth, making the tooth more prone to damage. In such cases, our dentist covers the tooth with a cap to keep it safe from harm, providing its needed strength.
Dentists use temporary crowns when a natural tooth requires a traditional permanent crown. Our dentist will put a temporary cap in place until the permanent one is ready because it takes a few weeks for the dentist to make it to your specifications. Implants, for instance, may require a few weeks to several months for the bone to heal before the dentist puts a permanent cap over them. But the material of permanent dental crowns are:
Several metals, like chromium, alloy, gold, nickel, and palladium, can be used for dental caps. Metal caps don’t break or chip easily, only require a small amount of tooth to be taken away, and last the longest. They can also tolerate being bit and chewed. However, their biggest flaw is the colour. So they are good choices for molars that don’t show.
They can match the color of the teeth next to them because they have a more natural tooth color. Sometimes, the metal under the porcelain cap shows a dark line, tough. The chance of the porcelain portion breaking off or chipping and the wearing down of the opposite teeth within the mouth are other cons of porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns. The wear on the other teeth explicitly affects the teeth that contact the cap on the bottom and top of the mouth when you have your mouth closed. As a result, Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be a good choice for back or front teeth.
Dental caps made of resin are typically less expensive than other caps. However, they may wear down over time and are more likely to break than their porcelain-fused-to-metal counterpart.
Comparatively speaking, all-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the closest resemblance to natural colour. They are also an excellent option if you are allergic to metal. They are not, however, as strong as dental caps made of porcelain bonded to metal. Additionally, they could cause the teeth next to them in the mouth to erode faster than resin or metal crowns. The front teeth are a suitable candidate for all-ceramic crowns.
Pressed ceramic dental crowns to replace the metal liner used to make all-ceramic crowns. Although they have a hard inner core, porcelain serves as the greatest natural colour match for their caps. Above all, they survive longer than crowns made entirely of porcelain.
There are several reasons for you to have dental caps, including:
Their costs differ depending on the type of cap. Porcelain ones are generally more expensive than gold ones, and they are typically more costly than metal ones. Generally, same-day crowns are similar in cost to traditional crowns – but you are no longer paying for multiple visits to the office.
A capped tooth does not need any special care. Nevertheless, the underlying tooth still needs to be protected from gum disease or decay. Therefore, you should continue following good oral hygiene practices. These practices include flossing once a day and brushing your teeth twice a day — especially where the gum meets your tooth around the cap area. Also, avoid biting on hard foods with porcelain caps (for example, chewing popcorn hulls or ice) to prevent cracking the porcelain. Be sure to see your dentist for professional teeth cleanings and regular exams.