Dental crown: When does a tooth need a crown tooth?

Dental crown: When does a tooth need a crown tooth?

The tooth needs to be restored with a dental crown when it is severely damaged. Tooth Crown cover the tooth, restoring its integrity

Tooth Crown.

The tooth needs to be restored with a crown when it is severely damaged. Crowns cover the tooth, restoring its integrity.

We share with you several cases in which the placement of the dental crown is necessary.

Why dental crown?

  • With a severely damaged tooth - often the teeth break due to trauma or existing filling, this leads to greater tension when chewing. For this reason, they must be completely covered to stop their fracture. Sometimes the tooth breaks deeper, the fracture reaching close to the bone. The crown border should be placed on a strong and strong tooth base.
  • In teeth with treated root canals - after the treatment, the teeth have weakened walls and the crown supports their strength.
    Root canal treatment requires extensive cleaning inside the tooth, which makes it prone to breakage.
    When a tooth is treated with a root canal, it is often necessary to place a dental crown in order to prevent subsequent breakage.
  • For a tooth with a large filling (filling) - when the filling covers more than half of the tooth, a dental crown must be placed. The reason is that the remaining tooth around the filling is so weak that it is prone to breakage. The other indicator that indicates it is time to place a crown is when the tooth shows signs of tension and cracks around the large filling.
  • In the case of a tooth with a changed color - an unusual change such as color, shape or distance between the teeth may require the placement of crowns in order for the teeth to look natural and beautiful. Dental veneers are very effective and are a conservative way to emphasize the good appearance of the front teeth.

Crowns can be made to look very natural and sometimes do not even require preparation or removal of a layer of teeth.

What are the types of dental crowns?

There are different types of dental crowns depending on the material of construction:

  • Metal crowns - the modern metal-ceramic crown is made in a combination of ceramics and metal.
    Robust and durable, they can perform their function for an extended period of time.
    In addition, they restore the functions of the teeth perfectly, because they exactly repeat their shape;
  • Plastic crowns - this type of crowns are a prototype of the patient's future smile, before making and placing permanent structures;
  • Blend-metal-ceramic crowns - metal crowns that have a porcelain coating only on the outer surfaces of the teeth. This type of crowns and their choice lowers the overall cost of treatment when aesthetics are not a leading factor for the patient;
    In terms of their other qualities, they do not differ from metal-ceramic crowns.
  • Porcelain crowns - the main advantage of porcelain crowns is their aesthetic value;
    With the help of porcelain can be realized all the features of natural teeth - color, translucency, transparency, fluorescence, typical details. Porcelain is translucent and transmits much of the light rays, as well as the natural tooth. Porcelain crowns and veneers have a vibrant and natural look;
  • Metal-ceramic crowns - this type of crown is made of a metal base and a surface layer of ceramic. Metal ensures the strength of the crown, and ceramics - its aesthetics. Metal-ceramic crowns require threshold grinding of teeth;
  • Zirconia crowns - these crowns are expensive, but achieve a wonderful result;


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