- Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Types of dental crowns
- The Procedure
- Care for Dental Crown
Dental Crown will make your new tooth both strong and beautiful. It is suitable for prosthetic reconstructions anywhere in the mouth. Only at BANGKOK SMILE DENTAL CLINIC @ Sukhumvit 5, can we promise and guarantee you the very best procedures and results in dental crown treatment available anywhere in Thailand. Our service and results are unsurpassed. Dental crowns and bridges are a major part of our practice. We are one of the very few dental clinics in Thailand with its own, technologically advanced, in house dental laboratory, so nothing has to be sent out thus delaying your treatment. Our in-house dental lab combines high tech equipment with experienced dental technicians to guarantee that all of our dental crowns and bridges are made to our very exacting standards and specifications. Most dental clinics have to outsource this process to separate facilities – sometimes even to other countries, giving you a more "mass manufactured," less personal and prolonged result, rather than an independent, customized, fast and efficient result that we can give here at BANGKOK SMILE DENTAL CLINIC @ Sukhumvit 5
We excel with our materials, technology, tooth compatibility and quality of aesthetics.
Benefits of Dental Crown
• Restores your smile
• Restores your ability to properly chew and speak
• Helps preserve the natural function and position of the teeth
• Maintains the shape of your jawline and face
• Restores your beautiful smile
• Covers discolored and irregularities in teeth thus improving cosmetic appearance
• Protects severely damaged teeth or teeth weakened by decay, fracture, large fillings or root canal therapy from fracturing. Teeth with large fillings tend to "flex more" forcing the tooth apart possibly causing stress fractures
• Holds together cracked or weakened teeth and seals the tooth from decay
• Helps preserve the natural function and position of the teeth
• Restores teeth with excessive decay, cavities or filings
• Supports the replacement teeth with bridges
• Restores and maintains your natural bite
• Covers any dental implant
Types of Dental Crown
Dental crowns are made of metal, ceramic, porcelain fused to metal or composite/polymer. The type of crown utilized during your dental crown procedure will depend on your unique needs and goals, as well as the recommendation of your dentist.
All Porcelain Crown
All ceramic crowns are made of porcelain or dental ceramic materials. They create an extremely natural-looking appearance and are typically used on front teeth. The tooth-colored ceramic material is translucent, like the enamel of your natural teeth, and the size and shade can be carefully matched to complement the rest of your smile. All porcelain crowns will make your new tooth both strong and beautiful. This tissue friendly porcelain crown recreates the strength and natural beauty of your teeth. Due to the strength in the modified core material, all porcelain crowns are suitable for prosthetic reconstructions anywhere in the mouth. In addition, more and more patients are asking for constructions made of materials not containing metal or other alloys. All porcelain crowns are made of a biocompatible material which minimizes the risk of allergic reactions.
Porcelain fused to metal Crown
Although their metallic color makes them a poor choice for highly visible teeth, dental crowns made of metal can be an ideal option for repairing decayed or damaged back teeth. They are extremely durable and can be applied with less removal of the natural tooth than all porcelain or ceramic crowns. Metal crowns may consist of various materials, including gold alloy, palladium, nickel alloy, or chromium alloy.
Zirconia crowns Zirconium (Zr. AN-40) is a naturally occurring substance first discovered on the island of Ceylon, present day Sri Lanka. It was soon found to be immensely strong and durable. It’s strength and durability is such that it has even been used in lunar space vehicles, testament to the unique qualities of Zirconium. At BANGKOK SMILE DENTAL CLINIC @ Sukhumvit 5 we utilize this incredible gift from earth to create for you, our clients, the very best in dental crowns.
Zirconia crowns and bridges are so strong they can be used anywhere in the mouth. Zirconia crowns can withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as back teeth grinding. The look of zirconia crowns and bridges is so close to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality which makes it very useable within dental work and Zirconia crowns can be fixed using traditional dental cements.
Our Zirconia crowns make use of CAD/CAM technology which provides a precise and excellent fit. In areas where cosmetic is a serious concern, porcelain is merged on the outside of Zirconia crowns for the most esthetically pleasing outcome. Zirconia gives the strength while the porcelain gives natural-looking appearance.
Zirconia has quickly become the preferred material for dental crowns. Zirconia is a very strong substance that can endure the wear and tear of everyday use. When looking at Zirconia crowns from an aesthetic point, they are clear and very similar to natural teeth and reflect light in the same way. This may be important if your new crowns are at the front of your mouth and it is particularly relevant in cases where the crown will be seen next to the natural teeth. Zirconia crowns allow light to pass as a normal tooth would and that gives a natural look, unlike other metal cores that block the light.
Typically, the dental crown procedure is completed in two stages. During the first stage, we will prepare your natural tooth's structure to accommodate the dental crown. Surrounding teeth may also be prepared in this way. An impression is made and sent to the lab, where your dental crown is created in about 5-7 days. A temporary crown will be in place between visits to ensure the most natural look and feel. When you return to the dentist's office, the temporary crown is removed and your new, custom dental crown is securely bonded in place.
For some patients, the dental crown procedure is altered to meet specific goals or desires. For example, if crowns are being utilized to anchor a dental bridges or as a dental implant, the steps in the dental crown procedure will be slightly different. Also, teeth with extensive damage may require that a root canal be performed prior to placing the crown. A consultation with your dentist can help you better understand the unique steps in your dental crown procedure.
Replacing Old Dental Crowns
Individuals may be interested in replacing old dental crowns for a number of reasons. Concerns about the appearance of metal crowns on prominent teeth may compel some patients to have their dental work restored with all ceramic or porcelain crowns. Some clients may be experiencing dental crown problems, like wear, decay, or a poor fit which may lead clients to inquire about replacing older dental crowns. Typically, patients should expect to replace their dental crowns after approximately 8-10 years.
Caring for Dental Crowns
Dental crown requires the same regular and consistent home and professional dental care, as your natural teeth to prevent decay at the tooth-dental crown junction.
To provide optimum longevity for your restorations, please follow the home care tips below:
1. Brush after eating and before bedtime around the crown with a soft toothbrush, especially where the crown meets the gum line. At the gum line harmful bacteria can be harbored to cause decay and gum disease.
2. Floss at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy brush or floss threader to remove plaque under and around these areas to maintain good oral hygiene. Buildup of food debris and plaque on your teeth and gums can become infected.
3. Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride and rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
4. Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this area
5. See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings
What Problems Could Develop With a Dental Crown?
1. Discomfort or sensitivity. Your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure as the anesthesia begins to wear off. If the tooth that has been crowned still has a nerve in it, you may experience some heat and cold sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend that you brush your teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
2. Chipped crown. Crowns made of all porcelain can sometimes chip. If the chip is small, a composite resin can be used to repair the chip with the crown remaining in your mouth. If the chipping is extensive, the crown may need to be replaced.
3. Loose crown. Sometimes the cement washes out from under the crown. Not only does this allow the crown to become loose, it allows bacteria to leak in and cause decay to the tooth that remains.
4. Allergic reaction. Because the metals used to make crowns are usually a mixture of metals, an allergic reaction to the metals or porcelain used in crowns can occur, but this is extremely rare.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
The life span of a crown depends on the dentist's skill, the quality of material used, your maintenance and the amount of "wear and tear" the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits. Habits such as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open packaging puts greater wear and tear on the crown. On average in general, dental crowns last between 5 and 10 years.
Does a Crowned Tooth Require any Special Care?
While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the underlying tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day-especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.
With usual care, hygiene and common sense you will have many years of service from your crowns and with the backup of our Clinic of Excellence You can lead a confident and care free life and enjoy your perfect smile.
BANGKOK SMILE DENTAL CLINIC @ Sukhumvit 5 Bangkok.
Visit us at BANGKOK SMILE DENTAL CLINIC @ Sukhumvit 5 and the route to your perfect smile will begin, with our skill and expertise the route is smooth, friendly, unobtrusive and dramatic. Our experts are the most highly trained in Thailand, our equipment and techniques are the most up to date available. The smooth cohesion of all these factors means there is no better quality and financially comparable experience available anywhere. Our clients are led by our incomparable reputation, we are led by our clients satisfaction and desires.
Whichever choice of dental crowns you make you can be sure that our Clinic of Excellence with our expert, highly trained dentists coupled with our efficient use of the most up to day technology the results will fulfill your expectations and improve your life immeasurably. Only at BANGKOK SMILE DENTAL CLINIC @ Sukhumvit 5, Med Asia Building will you find this supreme level of satisfaction.