What is a dental crown?
A dental crown or cap is a restoration which completely covers and encircles a tooth. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials and are indicated in different situations. Crowns can help restore both function and aesthetics to your teeth. Our highly skilled Cosmetic & Restorative dentists work with the best dental ceramists in the region, who implement artistry as well as the quality of materials when constructing our patients’ dental crowns.
When is a dental crown indicated?
What types of crowns are available?
Crowns can be made of different materials such as porcelain, zirconia, composite, metal, or porcelain bonded to metal.
When selecting a material for your crown, your dentist will consider factors such as:
What are the steps involved in preparing a tooth for a crown?
This is usually done over two appointments. An X-ray of the tooth is usually required to assess its condition before it is treated.
How should I care for my temporary dental crown?
A temporary crown is a crown that is meant to stay on your prepared tooth for a short period of time. It is placed on your tooth with temporary cement. Therefore, it is not as strong as a permanent crown and can be easily dislodged with sticky or hard food. To avoid the temporary crown from being dislodged, you will need to avoid eating sticky and hard food such as dried fruits, toffee, nuts, seeded bread, etc…
If your temporary crown falls off, you can visit your dentist to have it replaced.
Does a crowned tooth require special care?
Treat your crowned tooth like how you would treat the rest of your teeth by practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily.
Avoid opening bottles or biting on very hard things such as ice in order to protect your crown from breaking.
If you grind your teeth, your dentist may recommend you to wear a night guard in order to protect your teeth and crown from further damage.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last between 5-15 years, depending on the material used and on the patient’s habits.
Generally speaking, metal crowns tend to last longer than porcelain crowns but they are not as aesthetic in their appearance. Composite crowns may wear down very quickly and are usually used on front teeth.
Overall, when taken care of well, crowns can last many years.
Can a broken or chipped crown be fixed?
Unfortunately, if your crown breaks, it would not be possible to repair that same crown. Your dentist would have to replace the broken crown with a new one, following the same steps described above.
The only exception to this is if you have a composite crown. If part of the composite breaks then your dentist can repair it by adding more composite material on the crown and shape it accordingly.
What can be done if my dental crown falls off or becomes loose?
If your crown falls off, your dentist will assess the crown and check whether it would be possible to re-cement the crown back onto your tooth. If the tooth is still intact then usually crowns can be easily re-cemented back in place. However, if the tooth is broken then the crown will probably not fit and so alternative treatment options would be discussed.
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Dr. Maysoon is a family and cosmetic dentist with vast experience in the UK. She graduated from Manchester University in 2006, and successfully earned postgraduate qualification by becoming a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008.
Dr Maysoon has particular interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry such as composite bonding and minimal prep porcelain veneers. She’s also a certified provider of Invisalign®, Inman Aligner™ and Six Months Smiles® treatments. She has completed a one-year program in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in London. She is also certified in Digital Smile Design (DSD) and in performing laser dentistry.
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Dr. Dilsad Ozdogan is a general dentist with vast clinical experience. She has been in the dental industry for over 25 years and has a special interest in pediatric dentistry. She graduated from Aegean University Izmir-Turkey in 1996, and has since grew her practice by serving both, in the private and public sectors. She then furthered her education, by pursuing a postgraduate degree, and has then participated in several local and international courses and conferences. She is a diplomate of endodontics and implantology by Stuart Orton Jones from the Pankey Enstitute in UK.
In her career pathway, Dr. Ozdogan gained the experience towards the planning and executing of treatments, for patients that are people of determination and the elderly. Doing so, with the collaboration with other dental disciplines such as dental surgeons under general anesthesia. She focuses on every bit of detail in her works and believes that good communication skills are essential, in order to build trust with her patients.
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