Cosmetic Medicine

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

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If your teeth are severely damaged or decayed, don’t sit idle, it is very important to replace that affected part to improve your facial appearance and regain self-confidence. Those who have weak teeth or large gaps between the teeth that cannot be filled completely, the dental crowns procedure may be the right solution for them to overcome such dental flaws.

Cosmetically, they are shaped like teeth and have natural colors which are applied over the tooth’s surface to improve its shape, size, and color. Additionally, hide surface imperfections and remodel the look of your tooth/teeth.

Why Would You Need Dental Crown? Because….

Some people believe that the dental crown treatment is very intricate and intensive but they are mistaken. The procedure of dental crown is so simple and invasive. The dental specialist rinses your enamel and shape the tooth. The tooth shaping is necessary to fit the crown on the tooth. Once this is done, a sample of the tooth will be sent to the lab where your crown is made under the watch of trained technicians. They create a crown according to your dental needs. It will take at least two weeks to deliver it to you. Finally, your dentist attaches the crown on the teeth using strong cement.

It is always up to your dentist to shape your teeth according to the inner structure of your mouth. Usually, the dentist shapes the crown to suit your face. The good thing is that the cosmetic dentist performs the entire procedure. As per your specifications, the dentist creates a crown that might involve the shape, size, and color. You can aesthetically change your smile within your budget as it is quite affordable.

Dental crowns are durable and long-lasting. They can last for roughly 15 to 30 years. It is only possible when you take care of them properly. All you need to do is to brush and floss them the way you do with your natural teeth to keep them clean and bacteria-free. This is an effective way to stop germs from damaging the teeth.

They also increase the lifespan of your teeth by filling the spaces between the teeth. The crown is placed over the tooth surface to protect your natural teeth from venomous bacteria. In the events of fillings and root canals, you can go with the crowns as they can stop further teeth damage.

Another noticeable benefit of the crowns is that they give relief in eating and allow you to eat whatever you wish to eat. You can chew easily once the missing teeth are replaced. The crowns can reduce both pain and sensitivity.

Crowns typically are used to anchor dentures to provide them stable support. That means, there are no chances of slipping and sliding. While eating dentures loosen their grip so that you can eat easily.

The dental crown is the most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry because they can hide teeth imperfection like cracked, chipped, and decayed teeth and boost your confidence. They can be the right choice to cover stained teeth. The crowns mend your damaged teeth and make them good looking.

Risks of Using Dental Crowns

There is no denying that the benefits of dental crowns are numerous but there are potential risks of having them.

You may experience sensitivity in hot and cold temperature because there is a nerve in your newly crowned tooth. The damage of nerve is the biggest risk in this treatment. The dental nerve can be damaged during the preparation of the tooth for a crown and the problem is that you can’t remove dental nerves completely in such condition.

Another risk is that you may either loosen or lose your crown. This problem can arise because of using low quality cement for the attachment of the crown to the abutment. If your dentist fails to install the crown properly to your mouth, bacteria will start gathering between gaps in the teeth and crown. Hence, it is very important to be careful while crown fitting.


A dental crown is a boon for those who have weak teeth and can’t chew food properly. The crowns are recommended to the patients with a healthy dental structure because they can be placed easily in the mouth due to healthy gums.

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