Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

A dental crown is becoming very common in dentistry. But, still many people are not aware of them. Here are mentioned some frequently asked questions about dental crowns:

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a fake tooth which caps the natural teeth or it can also be a screw for the implant. They are mostly made from either ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel or alloy. Naturally colored materials are becoming more discreet. Crown are mostly made in a dental lab, based on a mold that the dentist takes after preparing the area.

Why is it needed?

The dental crowns are needed for various reasons:

  • Making a weak or fractured tooth strong
  • Replacing  a tooth after a tooth canal has taken place
  • Attaching an implant
  • Due to cosmetic reasons
  • Replacing a filling which is very large for the tooth

Many of the problems need to be taken care of immediately, but for others, dental crown only works as prevention.

Does it hurt?

The dentist needs to do some kind of modifications. For doing this, the dentist might give you some sedation medicines. The sedation medicines are given so that you do not feel any pain. Placing the crown does not hurt. People complain that when the temporary crown is taken out and a permanent one is placed, it hurts.  If you have a root canal then there is no pain. For implants, pain and swelling can be handled with medicines.

How to maintain the crown?

Crown is just like teeth. You should follow your dental hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and mouth wash. Also, make sure to visit dental check-ups. If there is no need to treat the tooth inside the crown the dentist can drill into it. No special care is required to be taken.

What benefits do dental crowns have?

Dental crowns are used for restoring damaged teeth so that the person can use his. Her mouth, jaw, and teeth the same way as he /she uses normal teeth. A dental crown helps in supporting and restoring strength to the tooth which are:

  • Badly damaged by dental decay
  • Need support after the root canal treatment
  • Is damaged, because of grinding.
  • Is broken
  • Needs a dental bridge
  • Dental crowns improve the appearance of teeth by :
  • Hiding yellow or stained teeth.
  • Adding height or width to teeth which are undersized
  • Covering a dental implant