Dental Crowns

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crown treatments, like dental crowns, are used for broken, cracked, and damaged teeth. However, there is a difference that dental crowns are preferred to prevent further damage to the original teeth. If a better definition is needed;

Dental crowns are preferred if the teeth are damaged such as broken or cracked, but the tooth root is intact. Thus, dental crowns wrap the original teeth 360 degrees and protect them from any impact. Thus, the original teeth of the ahstas are not damaged. While dental veneers only cover the dryness on the front surface of the tooth, dental crowns completely surround the teeth. At the same time, dental crowns can be used on anterior teeth, while dental crowns are suitable for use on posterior teeth.

What Are Dental Crown Treatments Used For?

Dental crown, as mentioned above, is used in case of broken or cracked teeth. In order to use these treatments, the roots of the teeth must be healthy. Thus, dental crowns are preferred to prevent further damage to the original teeth. Although dental crowns function just like dental veneers, their use and procedures are completely different. Like the dental veneers, the crowns of the dental crowns are avr and can be shaped according to the patients’ views.

Types of Dental Crowns

Metal: Metal crowns, they are quite durable. It can easily enable biting and many tooth movements. It does not wear out and is not damaged. However, unfortunately, they are not preferred for visible teeth because they have a metal color. They are more suitable for molars that are not visible.

Porcelain-to-metal fused: If you choose to buy this type of dental crown, you should know that the crowns will be color-matched. The color of the dental crowns will be the same as your natural tooth color, but there will be a metal-colored line where the porcelain and metal meet. However, those that are porcelain will be easier to damage. However, it can be preferred for posterior molars.

All-resin: Dental crowns made from resin are generally less expensive than other types of crowns. However, they wear out over time and are more likely to break than porcelain-fused metal crowns.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain: This type of crown will provide the most natural tooth color appearance. It can be preferred if you are allergic to metal. However, you did not know that it can erode the surrounding teeth.

Pressed ceramic: These dental crowns have a hard inner core. Pressed ceramic dental crowns replace the metal liner used in the all-ceramic crown making process. Pressed ceramic crowns are closed with porcelain that provides the best natural color match. In addition, it provides a longer use compared to other crowns.

Are Dental Crown Treatments Painful?

Dental crown treatments can cause anxiety for many patients. But you should know that there is nothing to worry about. Because during the dental crown treatment, your dentist will numb your teeth completely and you will not feel anything.

In fact, if you have a fear of the dentist, you can even choose general anesthesia for dental crown treatments. So while the dentist is treating your teeth, you are not even aware of it. After you wake up or after the effect of the anesthetic wears off, you will have no pain. Because dental crowns are easy treatments. Does not require any sewing. This also prevents you from experiencing pain after the procedure.

Are Dental Crown Treatments Risky?

Dental Crowns, of course, have some risks, as in any treatment. However, these risks vary depending on the dentist you choose. The more experienced and successful dentist you choose, the higher the success rate of your dental treatments will be. That’s why it’s important to get treatment from a good dentist. However, the problems you may encounter are:

  • feeling of discomfort
  • Color mismatch
  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Infection
  • Pain

How Long Do Dental Crown Treatments Take?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by patients planning to receive treatment in a different country. Especially patients planning a dental holiday wonder how long dental crown treatments will last. However, there is nothing to worry about. Because dental crowns can be removed quite easily. In a well-equipped dental  clinic, it is possible to complete the treatment in 2-4 hours. If you also receive treatment in a well-equipped clinic, you will not have to wait for days for dental crowns to be made.