Dental crown is a complex orthopedic structure, the so-called micro-prosthetic, covering the crown part of the tooth or a separate part of its surface. It is used to cover defects in teeth as well as to change their shape, position and color. Here are some essential things for better understanding of their structure and purpose.
1. Clinical stages of porcelain crown manufacturing.
- First of all, the dentist makes imprints for the manufacture of temporary plastic crowns, which are intended to create a temporary aesthetic effect, to prevent the growth of gums and micro-displacement of teeth.
- Next, the dentist prepares the teeth in a technique that corresponds to the selected type of crown. In other words, he installs special threads in the area of the gum for a clearer representation of the borders. Then he makes a mark and fixes temporary crowns.
- The imprint is sent to the laboratory.
- The fitting of crowns with applied ceramics is carried out; the interdental contacts are checked as well as the color and shape of the teeth.
- Finally, the crowns are fitted and fixed.
2. Indications for treatment.
There are several key factors regarding the urgent use of porcelain crowns:
- Tooth decay is more than 60%.
- Fixation in the treatment by means of dentures.
- Abnormal change in the shape, color, structure of the teeth.
- The presence of the periodontal disease.
- Aesthetic defects.
Having one of the above problems, a person should contact a dentist to maintain the integrity of the teeth.
3. The privileges of installing porcelain crowns.
The advantage of porcelain crowns is that they are transparent and resemble natural teeth. They do not cause any allergic reactions and are great for patients with high dental sensitivity. In addition, you have the opportunity to correct the desired shape of the teeth.
Porcelain crowns are the ideal material for teeth strengthening as well as for improving its visual appearance. It immediately becomes very resistant to destruction and can be used for heavy chewing in the future. Another advantage of using porcelain crowns is the ability to change your smile.
4. Disadvantages of porcelain crowns.
Being almost a perfect way to change the appearance of teeth, porcelain crowns have some disadvantages. Firstly, its price. You must be aware that this procedure will cost you a pretty penny. Secondly, the preparation time is long and complicated. Thirdly, porcelain is less durable than other types of material, so it is more vulnerable to tearing and cracks. But with proper care of the oral cavity and following dentist’s recommendations, they will serve you for many years.
5. Porcelain crowns as a means of aesthetics of teeth.
The main purpose of treatment is to change the aesthetic appearance of the patient’s teeth. The color of the installed crown, even under different lighting conditions, should not differ from the natural color of the tooth. The shape should be anatomically accurate in all three directions, that is the transition from the crown to the tooth should not be visible. The gums round the crowns should be free to rest its edge and be healthy (have soft pink and do not bleed during tooth brushing or using dental floss). Porcelain crowns serve to improve your life.
6. Caring for porcelain crowns.
The crowns are a protective coating of porcelain. But with a careless attitude they may worsen the situation with teeth. Therefore, care is so important while maintaining the integrity of the crowns: routine cleaning with toothpaste is recommended twice a day; professional dental visits are also suggested at least twice a year. Night protection can be used to prevent grinding or compression of crowns. Bad habits such as biting nails, opening toothpicks or any similar activity are strictly prohibited. Such things can easily damage to the structure of crowns