A Dental Crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
Dental Crowns are ideal restoration for full mouth restoration for teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They may also be used with dental bridges or to complete dental implants.
When visiting their trusted dentist in Mexico, patients can choose between different types of dental crowns. Crowns can be made of porcelain fused to metal, full porcelain (E-max), zirconium, or gold.
The process of getting dental crowns
Before starting the process of placing the crown, the dentists will anesthetize the area where the tooth is, numbing the tooth and the gum tissue around it. Then, according to what type of crown the patient will be getting, the tooth will be reshaped to make space for the dental crown.
Sometimes when there’s a large area of tooth missing, dentists use a filling material to build up the tooth so it can support the crown.
When the tooth is reshaped, the next step is to make an impression on the tooth. Impressions of the upper and lower teeth will be made too to be sure the crown is not going to affect the bite of the patient.
The impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory to make the crown; the time period for the fabrication of the crown will depend on the material chosen.
After the crown is done and everything is correct, the crown will be placed.Porcelain fused to Metal Crowns
Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns is one of dentistry's primary restorations of choice because, when properly constructed and seated, they are strong, reliable,
esthetic, and a good choice for either front or back teeth.
These crowns are strong enough to withstand heavy biting force and at the same time, they can have an excellent cosmetic appearance.
The elaboration time frame for porcelain fused to metal crowns is between 3 to 5 days depending on the specific conditions of the patient.
Most of the time the treatment is done after 72 hours, which involves daily appointments of one to two hours each.Zirconia Crowns
The look of zirconium crowns is so similar to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality that makes it very usable within dental care. This means that Zirconium will produce the best aesthetic effect, which is important if the tooth crown is used on the front teeth.
It is particularly the case when the crowns will be seen beside natural teeth. The time for elaboration is 5 days.E-max Crowns
This is an all-porcelain crown with an appealing translucent color combined with extra strength and durability.
This crown is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic: this is a top-grade material that has been harvested for its toughness, durability, and opaque qualities. Thanks to their great strength, they have less risk of chipping.
These crowns are recommended only for front teeth.
The time required for E-max crowns is 4 days for the entire procedure (daily appointments of one to two hours each).
It is always desirable to spend an additional day making any adjustments if needed.
A bridge is at least three crowns together, in which two of them are attached to the teeth on the sides of the missing tooth
Bridges are priced per crown. The dental bridge cost in Mexico is attributed to the number of units (crowns) needed for the bridge multiplied by the cost of the individual crown.
Typically, replacing one missing tooth requires three crowns, and replacing two missing teeth requires four crowns.
If the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are healthy, we don’t recommend sacrificing two healthy teeth to replace the missing tooth. In that case, we recommend an implant.
Gold crowns are made with gold fused in porcelain material and used mainly for your molar teeth due to the fact that they are not tooth-colored.
Gold alloys used in dentistry are very strong and long-lasting; as a result, they can last for a very long time.
The elaboration time of gold crowns involves six days with daily appointments, around 1 or 2 hours each.
Patients interested in Gold Crowns must request this specific type of crown at least one week prior to the initial appointment.
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FAQ Dental Crowns
1. Can a dental crown fall off?
Yes, dental crowns can fall off or get loose due to injuries, biting on really hard foods, or due to problems with the tooth underneath. It is important to contact your dentist if this happens.
2. Is it possible to get a cavity under a crown?
Yes, it is possible. Cavities by marginal decay are the most common, and it happens in the margins of the crown, which are difficult to keep clean, making them vulnerable to decay.
3. How long will my dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last up to 15 years. This will depend on the care provided to them.
4. How do I take care of my dental crowns?
Some recommendations to take proper care of your dental crowns are:
- Take care of your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily to prevent decay and bacteria.
- Avoid hard or sticky foods. This type of foods can cause your crown to chip and crack. It’s important to not consume them regularly.
- Visit your dentist regularly for oral exams. During these visits your dentist will make sure you crown is in good condition.
5. Do I have to clean under my dental bridge?
Yes! You can use floss to clean in, between the gum and the base of the bridge, and clean under the false tooth to remove plaque.