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How Crowns Work

A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth. The dental crown is also used to make the damaged tooth morepresentable, to be in the right alignment and more strong to handle functions such as chewing and biting.A dental crown is at times placed on top of an implant to make a shape that resembles a tooth.

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Making of Dental Crowns


The process of dental crown making takes a process and requires one to follow the best procedures in order to have the best end product.at the start of dentalcrown making the tooth to be reduced into a size that the crown will fit properly. After the size has been made the exact mold for the crown is made.the dental patient then chooses the material to be used for the dentalcrown. When the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the new crown is installed over the prepared tooth.

How long do Crowns Last?


Crowns if well maintained and taken care of can last for a lifetime, they do at times become loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure that your crown lasts for long is to practice oral hygiene. Lack of dental hygiene causes dental diseases which can cause a tooth to loseits support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by the dental disease. Dental hygiene can be maintained by ensuring you brush after every meal and also ensuring you use the right toothpaste for dental cleaning.

Steps involved in preparing a dental crown

Getting a dental crown fixed takes only visits to the dentist, the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent dental crown.That’s how simple the process can be if the dental crown doesn’t bring any complication to the tooth.

Examining and preparing the tooth

A visual inspection helps the dentist spot oral health problems and know the procedure to use to rectify the problem. Examining is the first step in making a dental crown, theexamination phase will involve having the tooth put through an X-ray to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone.

If the tooth having a dental crown put has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury t when the dental crown process is going on the dental crown dentist will first perform a root canal treatment on the tooth. The dentist then reshapes the tooth and uses paste to make an impression on the tooth before the dental crown is installed.

Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown will also be made to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite or the chewing process. After numbing the tooth getting the crown is filled along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown to be installed. If during the process the dentist notices that a large area of the tooth is missing due to decay or damage,

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the dental crown dentist will use filling material to build up the tooth to support the crown so that it stays for a long time without any complications after it has been installed. If the crown is made of porcelain, your dental crown dentist will always choose a shade that matches the color of the neighboring teeth. All this works are done during the first visit to the dental crown dentist’s office or premises.

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