Are you aware of dental crowns? Getting dental crowns fixed is one among the many services under cosmetic dentistry. They are dental caps that the dentist places over your existing teeth to enhance their appearance or to protect them from further degeneration. Dental crowns are usually used on the front teeth if they are broken, cracked or decayed. Mostly, crowns are used for restorative purposes but at times they are also used for cosmetic reasons. This is why the types of crowns used on the front teeth are either porcelain or metal infused porcelain. If your dentist has recommended you to go for dental crowns for your front teeth, then this procedural guide could give you a fair idea of what to expect from this treatment.
The first phase of treatment involves preparing your teeth for dental crowns. In order to achieve this, you will require two or more visits to your cosmetic dentist to undergo an x-ray. Your dentist will then assess the condition of your teeth and the surrounding bone with the help of the x-ray report. If there are no infections or orthodontic issues, then you will be deemed fit for the treatment. But if there are cavities or a root canal problem you will have to first undergo treatment for it. Your tooth will then be filed to create room for the dental crown.
The next phase involves fixing the dental cap. If your natural tooth is significantly damaged, then a filling material is used for building a tooth structure. Once this is done, an impression of your rebuilt tooth is taken and sent to the laboratory where your dental caps are manufactured. All through this while, you will be given a temporary crown. And once your permanent dental crown arrives from the laboratory, your dentist will replace your temporary cap.
After the crown is fixed, you will have to take good care of them to ensure they are not damaged. This involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and also visiting your dentist to ensure your crowns are stable. You might also have to be mindful of certain habits that could damage your crowns like chewing on ice, biting pens and pencils or hard objects like candies.
We hope this guide helps you calm your nerves before your next dental crowns procedure. If you wish to know more about dental crowns or other treatments in the area of cosmetic dentistry, get in touch with Royal Dental.