There's nothing more annoying that not being able to do simple things like eating, talking or drinking water. Toothache is not something to take lightly and if pain increases it's necessary to visit your dentist to give you a diagnosis.
One of the most common causes of toothache is cracked teeth, which means that a crown on the affected tooth is needed. But what to do when the procedures are beyond your budget? Le'ts find out.
What is a Dental Crown?
First is necessary to know what a dental crown is, and why it has become one of the most requested treatments in Los Algodones. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap. The cap serves as a tooth and is virtually impossible to distinguish from real teeth. It has a translucency that is very similar to natural teeth. If you have a weakened or broken tooth, a crown can be used to support it, hold a dental bridge, cover a misshaped tooth, cover severely discolored teeth, cover a dental implant, or to make other cosmetic modifications.
Dental crowns can help in a wide variety of problems, either cosmetic or oral health issues. Also, you have a variety of options for crowns, for example, Porcelain Fused to Metal, Porcelain Full Gold/Full Gold, Porcelain/E-MAX and Zirconia.
Types of Crowns
Porcelain Fused to Metal
Porcelain fused to metal crowns are very common. They combine the strength of a metal base with the cosmetic covering of tooth colored porcelain. The average time for elaboration is 3 days (72 hours). An advantage of this type of crown is that they can be matched to your teeth’s color, improving your image and self-esteem.
With this dental crowns sometimes a small metal underlying can be seen. For this reason, many patients prefer this type of crown for the back teeth. Overall, these crowns are a good choice for teeth that are cracked, weakened, or misshaped.
Porcelain Fused to Gold / Full Gold
Porcelain fused to gold or full gold crowns are a traditionally use kind or crown; first used over nineteen hundred years ago, by the wealthy. This crown is still popular today and is used by several patients. Porcelain fused to gold/full gold crowns have several advantages:
- Gold Crowns take less tooth width, meaning that much of your tooth and enamel is left untouched.
- Gold Crowns are very durable and do not cause an allergic reaction in most patients.
- Gold Crowns are preferred for their longevity and serve for a long period.
Full porcelain crowns give the best cosmetic results by best producing the natural look of a tooth, matching both the shape and exact color of the patient's surrounding teeth. They are not as strong as porcelain fused to metal and for this reason, these dental crowns are only recommended for front teeth. They are suitable for people with metal allergies.
The E-Max crown is best suited for stained or damaged teeth. Their lifelike shape and beautiful cosmetic results will make you want to smile at every opportunity you have.
The average time for elaboration is 4 days.
Zirconium crowns are made from a ceramic material called zirconia. It is a very strong ceramic able to withstand the wear and tear of every day. Zirconium is so strong and biocompatible that Doctors used them in medical applications, such as artificial joints. This crown is long lasting and after a few modifications, it is made aesthetically translucent, very similar to a natural tooth, reflecting light in much the same way.
Because this crown does not have any metal components, patients are least likely to develop an allergic reaction.
The time for elaboration is 5 days.
Where To Go?
Even though leaving home for a few days to get treatments can be exhausting, each one of the destinations Mexico offers are synonyms of excellence in dental work. For many reasons, Los Algodones, Mexico is an excellent option to anyone who is wanting to experience dental tourism.
Sani Dental Group, the largest dental clinic in Los Algodones, has 25+ trained professionals. Our dentists in Los Algodones will explain to you the best crown treatment for your specific case. It’s true that there are several dental clinics in Mexico, but remember in Sani Dental Group we don’t just fix your teeth, we improve your life.
Sani Dental Group is certified by the American Dental Association, which means that our clinics meet the top quality standards. Don’t hesitate in giving us a call and one of our patient coordinators will gladly provide you all the information you need about treatments and additional services. The smile you’ve been waiting for is about to come true!
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