Dental Crown

Dental Crown

Dental crowns or crowns and veneers are preferred in order to prevent breakage and protect teeth in teeth requiring root canal treatment. It is used to completely surround and cover the damaged tooth and save it from loss. Crowns designed in tooth shape are the best solution for repairing weakened or broken teeth.

Restorations called crowns restore the aesthetics and function of lost teeth. The teeth that have lost substance are covered with the help of special materials, and in this way, they are saved and kept in the mouth for a longer time.

Crowns, which function by completely covering the tooth, correct the shape and alignment of the teeth. It is also used in cases such as crowding and caries in the teeth.

Those with discolored, broken or missing teeth will have a more vibrant smile and healthy teeth with porcelain veneers, zirconium crowns or dental crowns.

When the crowns are attached to the teeth, they cover the visible part of the tooth and create a natural appearance.

Dental Crown Applied?

  • Excessively worn teeth
  • tooth fractures
  • Permanent staining of teeth
  • After root canal treatment
  • Teeth with Developmental Defects
  • Weakening of teeth due to decay
  • In case of missing teeth, crown treatment is used to support existing teeth.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are ceramic/ persolen and zirconium crowns. Resin dental crowns are not preferred because they have a fragile structure and are not resistant to abrasion.

Porcelain crowns, which achieve a very natural color harmony with the teeth, give more aesthetic results.

Porcelain Crown (Porcelain Veneer)

If the patient does not have many missing teeth, this treatment method is used. Porcelain veneers, which are generally used on anterior teeth, are designed in a thin and durable structure. There are types such as porcelain laminate , zircon and metal supported porcelain crowns, impres (ceramic) porcelain.

These structures, which are resistant to discoloration and breakage, do not require much abrasion of the teeth.

Zirconium Coating

Zirconium, which is a hard, white material, is among the indispensables of dental crown treatment with its aesthetic appearance and durable structure. It is covered with porcelain. Zirconium forms the infrastructure of porcelain prostheses and bridges.

It does not cause an allergic reaction. It does not smell in the mouth. It can also be preferred on grinder (molar) teeth.

It transmits light, it has no sensitivity to cold and hot. It offers long-term use with its solid texture. Color changes in which the whitening application does not work are corrected with the zirconium coating process.

When it is necessary to make veneers and bridges on the back teeth, the zirconium veneer technique is mostly used.

How Are Dental Crowns Applied?

First, x-rays are taken and tooth roots are checked. If there is a problem such as infection risk, injury in the pulp , or if the tooth decay has reached an advanced level, it may be necessary to perform root canal treatment first.

Before the operation, the dentist anesthetizes the gum tissue and the area around the tooth. Thinning is done from the teeth edges and chewing surface. This leaves room for the crown.

Filling material is used if a large part of the tooth has been lost due to caries or trauma. The tooth that will support the crown is formed in this way.

To determine whether the crown will adversely affect chewing function, a paste test is performed. The results are sent to the lab .

The preparation time of the dental crown (crown) is about 2 weeks. In this process, the patient manages with the temporary coating.

When the permanent crown is prepared, it is placed in the patient’s mouth after the compatibility and color controls.

What Should Those Who Have Dental Crowns Take Care Of?

  1. Stay away from gum and similar sticky products until temporary dental crowns are removed. Try not to use the place where that crown is, but to chew with the other side of your jaw. Avoid hard foods that can cause the crown to break.
  2. The life of dental crowns is between 5-15 years. In order to use your crowns for a long time, you should pay attention to oral hygiene and not disrupt your oral care.
  3. Clean the areas that the toothbrush cannot reach with the interface brush and dental floss.
  4. If you have habits such as nail biting, opening bottle caps with your teeth, grinding your teeth, chewing ice and so on, you should stop them.
  5. If you experience pain and tenderness when biting, this indicates that the crown is higher than your tooth. You should consult your doctor without delay.