What is a dental crown?
A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.
Crowns are used for several reasons:
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking
- To provide a greater structural integrity for a cracked tooth
- To restore a broken or severely decayed tooth
- To restore a significantly worn-down tooth
- To secure a dental bridge in place
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In case of severe tooth decay due to tooth decay or an accident, the artificial tooth crown provides a solution to preserve most of the tooth. The insertion of an artificial tooth crown requires the tooth to be ground until the caries-infected surfaces are completely removed. The grinding of the tooth has two benefits here. On the one hand, as described, the dental material infested with caries is removed, on the other hand, space is also created for the new artificial crown, which is placed on the prepared tooth stump and glued.
The production of the new tooth crown takes place in a dental laboratory of our choice. The close communication between the crown maker and the City Clinic in Bratislava allows the production of aesthetic and high-quality crowns that are perfectly adapted to the shape and color of the patient’s teeth. The artificial crowns are veneered with ceramic or made entirely of ceramic at the request of the patient. Thanks to the high quality of the dental crowns insured in the City Clinic, it is impossible for outsiders to see that the new crown is a dental prosthesis.
What materials are dental crowns made from?
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. They can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal alloys. A combination of metal and ceramic is also possible to maximize strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth.
Before and after – dental crown
What steps are required in a typical dental crown treatment?
Firstly, a thorough clinical examination is conducted by the dentist, including X-rays. The suitability for crowns is assessed and any preparatory work is carried out. Your dentist will also be able to advise on material choices, treatment sequence and any other concerns you may have. At the second appointment, the teeth that require a new crown are prepared by the dentist. This involves reduction of the tooth size (usually under local anaesthesia) followed by an impression or mould of the prepared tooth.
This trimming of the tooth is required to create space for the crown to be fitted. The impression is then sent to a laboratory, where skilled technicians will fabricate the crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown is made and fitted onto the trimmed tooth. At the third appointment, the temporary crown is removed after which the tooth surfaces will be carefully cleaned. The new crown is tried on the tooth for fit, harmony with the bite, and appearance. Finally, the crown is cemented onto the prepared tooth with dental cement.
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