Q.1. What is a dental crown?
A.1. A dental crown is a prosthesis that is cemented on a tooth to prevent it form fracturing under heavy occlusion forces.
Q.2. Why do I need a dental crown on my tooth?
A.2. A dental crown is recommended in many cases. Some of these cases are:-
- Root canal treated tooth
- Tooth with fracture.
- Broken tooth with fracture of cusps.
- A tooth with large restorative material prone to fracture.
- Discolored teeth with root canal treatment.
- An a cosmetic procedure to improve appearance
Q.3. What is an average life of a dental crown?
A.3. In a patient with good oral hygiene and regular dental care visit a dental crown has minimal life of 10 years. A crown can easily last 15-20 years if proper care is followed.
Q.4. What material is used to make a dental crown?
A.4. A dental crown can be made of various materials such as Zirconia, Nickel Chromium, Porcelain fused with metal etc. A zirconia dental crown does not have any metal in it and it looks like a tooth in mouth. On the other hand, metal crown is not a tooth colored material.
Indications of a dental crown
ZIrconia crown for front tooth
A crown is recommended for root canal treated tooth to prevent leakage and fracture
full coverage crown
A crown is placed on back molar tooth after root canal treatment to prevent leakage and fracture.
Crown delivery appointment
Cementation of crown at final crown delivery appointment
A PVS impression or mold to make a zirconia crown.
An aestheric crowns case
Front teeth with recurrent fracturing of restorative materials