Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth lef
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover mis-shaped or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
All-porcelain dental crowns provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.
Zirconia or milled crown which are digitally constructed either in an office that has the software and hardware to produce them or in a dental lab. ARC Dental has the software and hardware to produce a crown in one visit with no need for a temporary.
Dental Treatment Guide
The procedure for the fitting of these crowns is similar to that of any other crown:
- The tooth to be treated is cleaned, reshaped, and thus prepared for treatment.
- The tooth is also a little tapered so that the crown can snugly fit on top of the concerned tooth.
- An impression of the tooth is taken.
- The mold is then sent to our laboratory for fabrication of the new crown.
- In the meantime, the patient gets a temporary crown fitted on the tooth.
Then the patient’s tooth is fitted with the new crown. After the desired fitting is obtained, the crown is firmly fixed with the help of dental cement. Care must be taken to avoid grinding, biting into hard foodstuffs and clenching.