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Restore and rejuvenate your smile back with Porcelain Dental Crowns & Bridges

If you have a tooth or several teeth that are damaged or missing, you might be curious what you can do to restore both the function and the look of your smile. Two of the ways we do this for our patients is to use dental crowns and bridgework. Let’s discuss more about what each of these procedures entail.

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Both crowns and almost all bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are used to restore smiles. Unlike dentures, these are permanent devices that you cannot take out and clean daily. Instead, crowns and bridges are cemented onto your existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by your dentist.

Dental Crowns

dental crown is a dental restoration that is placed over a severely damaged tooth when more conservative restorations such as porcelain veneersinlays and onlays are not sufficient to restore the proper form and function of the tooth.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular because of their natural look and durability. All of our porcelain crowns are handcrafted by world-class Master Dental Ceramists to provide the perfect fit and the most exceptionally natural appearance.

Porcelain crowns are capable of:

  • Repairing the original shape and size of badly broken and fractured teeth
  • Restoring teeth with large cracked fillings
  • Protecting and preserving the remaining natural tooth structure for teeth with excessive decays after root canal therapy
  • Providing an outstanding wear-resistance and durability as well as an exceptional natural appearance

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge offers a great permanent solution to replace your missing teeth and restore your facial appearance, proper function of your mouth and overall dental health.

A traditional bridge is a device that consists of two crowns placed over two adjacent neighboring teeth and an artificial tooth in between them to fill in the gap of the missing tooth.

Dental bridgework can:

  • Fill in spaces left by missing teeth to restore a patient’s chewing and speaking ability
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of their normal position allowing them to maintain a proper alignment and bite
  • Maintain your facial structure and prevent a wrinkled sunken facial appearance associated with missing teeth
  • Help prevent bone loss and gum disease
  • Be a cost effective alternative to dental implants with a faster completion time and the option to treat several teeth with one procedure

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When the size of a “filling” exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a “cap,” also called a “dental crown.” We use porcelain crowns that look very natural and don’t have a dark metal line around the edge at the gum line. A porcelain dental crown reflects light with a natural healthy glow.

Replace old crowns and bridges with metal-free restorations. There’s a huge difference between metal fillings and new porcelain restorations that reflect the translucence of natural teeth.

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If you have a tooth or several teeth that are damaged or missing, you might be curious what you can do to restore both the function and the look of your smile. Two of the ways we do this for our patients is to use dental crowns and bridgework. Let’s discuss more about what each of these procedures entail.

Dental crowns are an effective means of restoring and reshaping damaged teeth. Dental crowns are used to provide your teeth with essential protection and support.

Both crowns and almost all bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are used to restore smiles. Unlike dentures, these are permanent devices that you cannot take out and clean daily. Instead, crowns and bridges are cemented onto your existing teeth or implants. Made of natural, tooth-coloured materials, a dental bridge looks like a real tooth would. Cosmetic dental bridges are used to fill in a missing or badly decayed tooth by “bridging” the gap of the surrounding teeth. The bridge would consist of a pontic  (tooth filler) and be fitted to the two adjacent teeth or abutments surrounding the missing tooth using dental crowns.

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A patient can incur negative effects by leaving the missing tooth untreated. Leaving spaces in the mouth can cause multiple teeth to shift and move which can cause occlusion (biting problems) and/or TMJ jaw issues. Periodontal problems (gum disease) can also occur at the site of the missing and surrounding teeth. Having a dentist treat a missing or badly decayed tooth is critical to preventing any further complications.

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If you have a tooth or several teeth that are damaged or missing, you might be curious what you can do to restore both the function and the look of your smile. Two of the ways we do this for our patients is to use dental crowns and bridgework. Let’s discuss more about what each of these procedures entails below

What are Dental Crowns or Tooth Cappings ?

Dental Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. These restorations are permanently bonded to your natural tooth or teeth. These restorations are used to correct your bite and restore your teeth’s strength and function, as well as give you back a beautiful, full smile if you are missing any teeth.

How are Crowns Made?

Before either a crown can be made, the tooth (or teeth) must be reduced in size so that the crown or bridge will fit over it properly. After reducing the tooth/teeth, your dentist will take an impression to provide an exact mould for the crown or bridge. If porcelain is to be used, your dentist will determine the correct shade for the crown or bridge to match the colour of your existing teeth.

Using this impression, a dental lab then makes your crown, in the material your dentist specifies. A temporary crown will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being made. When the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the new crown is cemented over your prepared tooth or teeth.

How Long do Crowns Last?

While crowns can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene. A Crown can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

To prevent damage to your new crown, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.

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A crown is a restorative that covers, or “caps,” to strengthened a damaged tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Crown can be used to improve the tooth appearance, shape or alignment. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to support large fillings when there is not enough tooth surface remaining to attach a bridge. Crowns protect weaker teeth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth and they also cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth.

Porcelain Crown Procedure

The porcelain teeth crown procedure takes place over two office visits.

  1. FIRST APPOINTMENT -PREPARATION, IMPRESSIONS, TEMPORARY

During your first visit, we will prepare your tooth, removing any decayed damaged tooth and preparing the existing tooth for the crown.

To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is reduced so the crown can fit over it . A one to two millimeter dimension all around the tooth and on top is removed to fit the crown while strengthening and preserving the remaining natural tooth structure

We will then take a precise impression or mould of the remaining tooth material, which will be used as a guide to creating your new porcelain crown.

A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown in made.

This impression of your tooth will be sent to a specialty dental laboratory, where your natural looking porcelain crown will be fabricated to your exact needs.

  1. SECOND APPOINTMENT -CEMENTATION>

Once we have your finished porcelain crown from the lab, you will return to the office, where we will apply a special dental adhesive to bond your new crown to the existing tooth structure. Once permanently cured, this adhesive will create a strong, permanent bond, and your new porcelain crown will be complete and it becomes your new tooth.

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To prevent damaging or fracturing the crowns, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects – just like you should avoid for your natural teeth. You also want to avoid teeth grinding. Besides visiting your dentist and brushing twice a day, cleaning between your teeth is vital with crowns. Floss or inter dental cleaners (specially shaped brushes and sticks) are important tools to remove plaque from the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.
Plaque in that area can cause dental decay and gum disease.

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Crowns can be made in three different ways.

  1. Gold crowns – Gold is very durable but obviously not as aesthetically pleasing as porcelain, which looks like your natural tooth. Gold is more durable than porcelain on chewing surfaces so it is sometimes preferable when a molar needs a crown. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth.
  2. Porcelain fused-to-metal – These crowns have a metal, sometimes gold, lining inside the porcelain exterior. They are natural looking because the porcelain is on the outside and more durable than porcelain alone because of the metal lining. One caution for these types of crowns is that as the years pass and your gums start to recede, the metal lining can show as a dark line along the gum line, thus negating the aesthetic look that you first wanted to achieve.As mentioned, because of a metal lining, though covered with porcelain, on the aesthetic zone or on the front area of the mouth, If we can avoid using them, All Ceramic or Porcelain Crown would give the best aesthetic result. When placed, they usually look opaque or “flat” because they do not let light pass through like a natural tooth. There is often a tell-tail dark line next to the gum-line that is undesirable (often the darkness invades the adjacent gum tissue as an adverse reaction).
  3. Composite Crown – Composite crowns provide a good “temporary” cheaper alternative to porcelain crowns for the short term. They will eventually wear down or break and you should expect to have your composite crowns replaced or “upgraded” to a porcelain or gold crown.
  4. Porcelain crowns – the most natural in appearance because of their transparent properties. They are strong and durable.

The most beautiful crown for a tooth is, without question, all-porcelain or all-ceramic. With porcelain fused to metal crowns, there has to be an opaque layer put over the metal to block out its colour. This makes it impossible to have a translucent restoration that mimics the translucency of natural teeth. Only with pure porcelain or pure ceramic can you have such translucency.

CHOICES IN ALL-PORCELAIN AND ALL-CERAMIC CROWNS

There are various types of all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns. Let’s explain the differences between some of them:

1.The Procera crown – Procera is a milled ceramic on the inside with a more traditional porcelain baked onto the outside. The advantage of Procera is its exceptional strength. However, the milled ceramic core is opaque white, so many cosmetic dentists feel that it isn’t as natural-looking as the more translucent materials. An advantage of Procera is that it doesn’t have to be bonded to the tooth but can be cemented with ordinary crown and bridge cement.

  1. The Lava crown – Lava is similar to Procera, but the milled ceramic on the inside is a more translucent Zirconia, rather than an opaque white material. The Zirconia is shaded, and then the final esthetics of the crown are achieved in the baked-on outer layer. The Lava crown can also be cemented with traditional techniques. However, any crown cemented with a traditional crown and bridge cement is going to be susceptible to a compromise in the appearance if that cement line ever shows.
  2. Feldspathic porcelain is the standard, traditional porcelain that is used for crowns. Many cosmetic dentists feel that this is the most beautiful porcelain.
    The Empress crown – Empress is strictly speaking not a porcelain, but is more like a glass. It can be called a ceramic material. The Empress material is cast rather than baked as a feldspathic porcelain crown is. The fit of Empress is more precise than the baked feldspathic porcelain. However, the color in Empress is mostly baked on the outside. Empress can be very beautiful. For appearance’s sake, some expert cosmetic dentists prefer the feldspathic porcelain, and some prefer the Empress.
  3. The Cerec crown – Cerec is are also milled from a block of very hard ceramic material. What’s unique about Cerec is that the crown is milled by a computer in the dentist’s office rather than in a separate dental laboratory. Thus, the dentist doesn’t have to send out for it to be made-it can be made on the spot. So, no second appointment is required, and no wearing of a temporary crown between appointments. Cerec is milled from a block of ceramic that is a single color, so it is generally not considered esthetic enough for demanding cosmetic dentists. A few exceptional dentists who are artists, however, are able to custom stain Cerec for front teeth so that they are truly beautiful. Some even make Cerec veneers that can be placed the same day. To be precise, Cerec is actually a technique and not a material. There are several companies that make ceramic materials for use in Cerec machines.

5.The InCeram crown – InCeram is made of a very dense and very tough aluminous porcelain. It also has excellent esthetics, but is more opaque than feldspathic porcelain. InCeram is also strong enough to be cemented with traditional dental cement.
There are other types of all-ceramic crowns. We’re not going to list all of them here.

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All-porcelain is generally not as strong as porcelain fused to metal. It has to be bonded to the tooth in order to have adequate strength for oral function. The bonding technique is very demanding.
With porcelain fused to metal, the porcelain has to be opaque in order to block out the appearance of the metal underneath. They all also eventually develop an unsightly dark line at the margin where the edge of the crown meets the tooth.

Some of the all-ceramic systems that have an inner ceramic core with an outer layer of porcelain baked on require more tooth reduction. Grinding away more of the tooth is often not desirable.

Some of the ceramic materials that are very tough and fracture resistant are also quite abrasive against the opposing teeth. Of the crowns listed above, the Empress is the kindest to the teeth it chews against. There are several factors that need to go into the selection of a crown material: strength requirements,  aesthetic requirements, the abrasivity of the material against the opposing teeth, and the skills of the dentist.

There is not a single crown that is clearly superior for all situations. Many cosmetic dentists will have several types that they will use, each for a different situation.

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When decay occurs in a tooth and the resulting cavity has become too large, a dental crown may need to be placed. A dental crown can strengthen the tooth to alleviate pain and improve eating habits. A crown can also be used to correct the bite if damage to the tooth has caused the teeth to become misaligned. Crowns improve the appearance of damaged teeth which can appear discoloured or have obvious decay.

When a tooth has had a root canal procedure performed on it, the tooth is weakened. A dental crown can restore strength to the tooth after a root canal. The majority of teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure will need to have a dental crown placed.

When large fillings have been placed in a tooth, over time, the tooth may fracture due to stress from chewing. When fractures occur within the tooth structure, a dental crown will need to be placed to help preserve the tooth and strengthen it.

In extreme cases, grinding of the teeth can wear away the enamel. When this occurs, the teeth become soft. In order to prevent the teeth from decay, crowns may be placed over them.

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When patients choose not to have a crown placed, there can be permanent damage done not only to the tooth but the surrounding areas. Decay that is left to its own devices will eat away and will eventually affect the nerve that is housed inside the root of the tooth. This can cause extreme pain and infections. When the nerve is affected, a root canal will be necessary in order to save the tooth. If the damage is too extensive, the entire tooth may need to be removed.

Decay present in one tooth can eventually spread to the surrounding teeth. When this happens, multiple teeth will need dental work or need to be removed if the damage is too severe.

When a tooth has extensive decay or damage, infections can occur. Infections can cause tissue and jaw bone damage. Infections can even spread to other parts of the face and cause serious consequences if left untreated.

Although affordability is always a factor, dental crown costs are typically less before more extreme damage has occurred.

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A porcelain crown is more like a natural tooth but with a hollow space within it like a dental cap and must be worn over the affected tooth. It entirely covers the portion of the affected tooth and can last for many years if properly cared for.

On average, porcelain crowns can last between 5 to 15 years. But the longevity of your full porcelain crown is determined by your personal lifestyles and mouth-related habits, the oral hygiene practices you followed, and the amount of wear and tear the dental crown can take.

Normally, daily wear will cause the permanent porcelain crowns to weaken and wear off, but certain lifestyles can accelerate the process. To make your dental crown last longer, you must avoid unhealthy lifestyles, such as teeth clenching or grinding, using your teeth as a tool or to open packaging, biting fingernails, and chewing on hard objects such as ice, pen caps or nut, etc. These unhealthy lifestyles only exert excessive pressure on the full porcelain crowns causing its lifespan to be shortened.

When you take proper care of your permanent porcelain crowns, you can make them last as long as 25 to 30 years or beyond. Please take note that underlying tooth must also be kept healthy and strong. Otherwise, the underlying tooth may sustain recurrent decay and your dentist may have to remove the dental crown to perform some forms of treatment if necessary.

The following tips will help you to extend the lifespan of your full porcelain crown:

  • Avoid biting your fingernails, chewing on hard objects like hard candy or ice. Doing this would not only cause damages to your porcelain crowns but also to your natural teeth.
  • Always observe good and proper dental hygiene practices, such as brushing your teeth thrice daily and flossing twice daily. When you brush, pay careful attention to the areas around the dental crowns, especially the gumline. This will keep food chunks and plaques, which may cause dental decay, away from under the dental crown.
  • Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. Doing this will cause your full porcelain crowns to crack or chip. If you naturally suffer from bruxism (unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth), it is recommended that you make use of a bespoke mouth guard. Doing this will help with protecting your full porcelain crowns and also your natural teeth.
  • Schedule a regular visit to your dentist for dental checkup and cleaning appointments. During these visits, your full permanent porcelain crowns would be examined by your dentist for any signs of a dental cavity, gapping between the dental crown and natural teeth, trauma, or decay.

 

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Like stated above, porcelain crown wears in the long run due to daily and the amount of wear is peculiar to each person. Although a porcelain crown is durable, it is not indestructible i.e. it can be damaged or destroyed over time. Hence, full porcelain crowns need to be replaced if they crack or chip.

Leaving a damaged, cracked, or chipped porcelain crown in your mouth can increase the possibilities of having dental caries under the porcelain crown. Although porcelain crowns cannot get decayed, dental cavities can form under them if good and proper oral hygiene practices are not followed. So, depending on the extent of the dental decay and the condition of the porcelain crown, a porcelain crown replacement may be necessary. If the dental decay is not properly and immediately taken care of, the underlying tooth may become severely damaged and require a root canal treatment.

A poorly fitted crown, misfit crown, and imbalanced bite are common causes of porcelain crown failure and can also be reasons why permanent porcelain crowns would fail earlier than expected. Luckily, the cost of replacing a failed porcelain crown is covered by most insurance companies as long as the porcelain crown is fitted more than five years old.

More so, accident or hard impact can cause the full porcelain crowns to fracture or chip.

Other Causes of Porcelain Crown Failure

Poor Oral Hygiene

Like stated above, full porcelain crowns are not vulnerable to decay, but the underlying teeth are. If debris and bacteria are trapped underneath the porcelain crown, a dental cavity can develop. In such a case, the porcelain crown would be removed so as to access and treat the underlying tooth.

Poorly Manufactured Crowns

A subpar manufactured porcelain crown is more likely to fail later on. This is why it is very important to have your porcelain crown procedure handled by a reputable and professional dentist. The best dentist for dental crown would ensure that your full porcelain crowns fit perfectly in your smile. Unlike a dental bridge, a dental crown is not designed to handle the impact of your bite. So, if your bite brunt is not distributed evenly across your teeth, your porcelain crown may become damaged.

Aesthetics

A dental crown made from porcelain-fused-to-metal material always has a metal base. And after a while, the metal base will start to show through, giving the tooth a dark shade. This is more reason why some patients prefer to replace their metal dental restorations with restorations made of zirconia or porcelain for more appealingly results.

Take Home

One of the simplest and easiest ways to make your permanent porcelain crowns last longer is to observe good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least thrice daily and floss at least twice daily. When brushing, give careful attention to the base of the porcelain crowns where the dental crown meets the gumline. Refrain from clenching or grinding your teeth and if you suffer from bruxism, quickly consult your dentist, refrain from biting on ice, hard candy or other hard objects and tell your dentist if you suffer from bruxism. More so, it is important to schedule an appointment to your dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings and checkup. During such dental visit, your dentist would examine your dental health, the state of your dental crown as well as that of the underlying tooth. If the dentist discovers any sign of dental decay, he or she would have to recommend an additional treatment.

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Yes, it can. The easiest way to avoid having a crown get decay underneath it is to pay special attention at home to the margins (edges) of the crown where it attaches to the tooth.  Brush and floss are mandatory for long life of a crown.  As well, special cleaning tools may be needed.  Ask your dentist or dental hygienist about what is needed to keep your crowns clean.

Eventually a crown will wear out.  With meticulous cleaning at home, this will be many years after it is placed.  For white crowns, the typical reason replacement is necessary is that the shade (colour) of the crown and the surrounding teeth over time are not the same.  As well, the margin (edge) often can be seen as the gums recede little by little.   In short, the crown becomes unsightly.  Another reason a crown can wear out is because of porcelain fracture.  People who grind their teeth at night are much more susceptible to this kind of crown failure.  If you have white crowns and grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist about what can be done to avoid fracture.  Another reason a crown can fail is because of tooth decay at the margin (edge).  Of course, it is not the crown that gets the decay, but the tooth.  When this happens, the decay quickly spreads underneath the crown.  Usually there is metal underneath the porcelain or the crown is made entirely of metal.  This metal makes it impossible for the tooth structure inside of the crown to be seen on a radiograph (x ray).

When decay under a crown is small, it is often difficult to detect.  On a radiograph (x ray), the x ray beam would have to be placed at precisely the right angle to see the decay.  If your dentist has told you that a radiograph shows decay under a crown and you would like a second opinion, it is imperative that the radiograph the first dentist did is seen by the dentist providing the second opinion.  If the decay is small and the second dentist is not given the opportunity to see the radiograph that shows the decay, the slightest change in positioning of the x ray head or sensor (or film) when doing a new radiograph will not show the decayed area because it will be hidden by the metal in the crown.  Depending on the size of the tooth involved, there can be precious little tooth structure left under the crown before the pulp (nerve) is destroyed by the decay.  If this happens, a new crown will not fix the tooth.  Under these circumstances, a root canal will be needed along with a new crown—assuming the tooth is able to be saved at all.  Additionally, a new crown on a tooth that has already had a crown will without question be much more difficult to do than the first crown.  This is because the margins (edges of the crown) will need to be deeper to cover up the area where the decay had to be removed after the old crown was taken off.  Sometimes the technical challenges are significant enough that a crown specialist (prosthodontist) will be needed.  If this is the case, your dentist will refer you to the specialist.

In conclusion, crowns are long lasting.  However, just like anything else made by people, they will eventually wear out.  Decay under a crown is a common way that a crown eventually fails.  Early detection of decay at the edges of a crown reduces the amount of destruction of tooth caused by decay.  A high degree of diagnostic skill is needed to detect early decay on the margins (edges) of a crown.  Timely replacement is needed in order to avoid a root canal, or even to retain the tooth when decay is detected under an existing crown.  Ask your dentist how you can maintain your crowns for the longest time possible.

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If  your tooth is damaged or decayed, you need to take action to address the problem. Large fillings and crowns are both potential treatments for these types of dental problems, and while they both can be used to make repairs, the procedures are not the same. Compared to large fillings, crowns have a number of key benefits, making them the better option overall for most people. Read on to find out why.

Crowns vs. Fillings

A crown is a ceramic or porcelain cap that is placed over an existing tooth to protect and cover it. With fillings, we use a composite resin or metal to fill in cracks and decay. The rest of the tooth remains exposed.

The Advantages of Crowns

For large areas of decay or damage, crowns offer a number of advantages over fillings, including:

  • Better protection.

    Crowns cover a weakened tooth completely, helping to prevent further damage over time, so that you are less likely to need additional work.

  • More versatility.

    Crowns can be used when very little of the natural tooth remains. Fillings have more limitations.

  • Stronger finished results.

    When properly placed by an experienced dentist, crowns are much stronger than fillings and less likely to come loose and require repairs.

  • More natural function.

    With a crown, normal chewing function is restored. Fillings can alter the shape of the tooth and negatively impact chewing.

 

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Since crowns are one of the more common restorations that people need on their teeth, most dentist are regularly asked the question, “Do I really need a crown.” It is a completely fair question because even with insurance, crowns may cost you hundreds of dollars at a time.

The reason they are recommended frequently is that a dental crown is often the best option to extend the life of a tooth for years to come. However, there are options in treating a tooth which may delay the need for a crown. You should be cautious when a dentist you are seeing for the first time recommends a number of crowns.

At our practice, we evaluate all options and review them with you before recommending a crown or set of crowns. We consider you our partner in maintaining your dental health and we will take the time to fully explain our treatment plan recommendations. If you have been told by another dentist that you need a crown, please come see us for a free second opinion.

Five Things You Should Ask Your Dentist Before Getting A Crown

1. Show me and tell me why a crown is needed.

If it hurts when you bite down, it is possible that your tooth is cracked. If a tooth is cracked, it is a serious condition and does usually require a crown. Unlike a broken bone, the fracture in a cracked tooth will not heal.

Vertical cracks that travel to the gumline may require a full-coverage crown. If the crack goes below the gumline, the tooth may require a root canal, with crown lengthening or possibly even extraction.

However, make sure that the tooth is cracked and not just “crazed.”  Craze lines are very common and not harmful. Most every adult back tooth has craze lines. These are just simple stress lines that do not necessarily indicate a crown.

Since craze lines do not  effect the structural integrity of your tooth, you can choose from a number of different options to fix them. The least invasive of these  is whitening, which can bleach the stains from the crack to significantly reduce its visibility.

However, craze lines that exhibit deep stains or are very long could suggest a developing crack.  Ask your dentist for either an inter-oral photograph or a hand held mirror to show you the crack.

2. What are my options?

In some cases, while a crown is one option, there can be others. You might opt for a filling instead. Keep in mind, however, that a filling does not prevent you from needing a crown later on. Also, if a substantial portion of your tooth needs filling, a better solution is usually the crown because fillings do not give you the same kind of protection as crowns do. Also, if the filling is extremely large, it can cause the tooth to break, making it irreparable.

3. What are the implications of waiting?

  1. Nothing will happen.
  2. The tooth could chip- simple repair. Or it could crack and would need a crown.
  3. In rare cases waiting could cause a root canal to be needed.
  4. The tooth could split, which could require crown lengthening or extraction.

These are things that your dentist should be prepared to talk over with you.

4. Is a Root Canal needed?

Most crowns do not need root canals. If a tooth is not infected or acutely inflamed, it will not need a root canal.

5. Does an old, really large silver filling mean I need a crown?

If a silver filling is 2/3 the width of the tooth or more, it could require a crown. The small amount of tooth that is left in an old filling like this can get compromised. It is up to your approach. If you want to be proactive and prevent it from cracking, go with a crown. If you are more conservative, you can take the approach if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

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A dental crown and a dental cap are the same thing. Cap is the layman’s term for crown – meaning that a “cap” is just another name for a “crown.” So, there isn’t any difference.

Some even call it veneers caps because they “cap” a tooth technically.

A dental crown is also referred to a cap, which is a dental restoration type that fits on the remains of the tooth to restore its natural appearance and protect it from further damage.

A tooth needs a crown (or cap) for strength and support, or when the tooth is missing excessively for a filling. There are many ways to shield a tooth. Usually, a dentist covers the tooth with a material, which is either porcelain, metal (gold) or a mixture of the two.

Dental crowns offer both oral and cosmetic benefits, reinforcing the structure of the tooth and further, helping a person’s smile look natural again.

Typically, dental crowns are custom-made to merge seamlessly with the patient’s natural tooth. They are crafted carefully to match the surrounding teeth in terms of size, color, texture, and shape. It restores the integrity of the patient’s bite.

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Sometimes, crowns fall off. Usually this is due to an improper fit, a lack of cement, or a very small amount of tooth structure remaining that the crown can hold on to because of recurrent decay under the crown. If this happens, clean the crown and the front of the tooth. You can replace the crown temporarily using dental adhesive or temporary tooth cement that is sold in stores for this purpose. Contact your dentist’s office immediately.

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A dark line next to the gum line of your crowned tooth is normal, particularly if you have a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. This dark line is simply the metal of the crown showing through. While not a problem in itself, the dark line is cosmetically unacceptable and your dentist may have to replace the crown with an all porcelain or ceramic one.

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Have you had a dental crown procedure in the past? Are you less than happy with how the crown looks? 

Chances are, you aren’t alone. Tons of people hate the way their dental crowns look and wish they could fix their smiles.

Whether your crown is ill-fitting, has a strange color or simply looks “off” or “fake,” it’s probably taking a toll on your self confidence.

 

Here’s why some dental crowns look less than stellar–and how the right dentist can fix it.

Gray Line at Gums

One of the most common complaints about dental crowns? A tell-tale grayish or dark border where the tooth meets the gum. This dark line is unsightly, and for many people, it’s a clear indicator that they’ve had dental work done.

So why do so many people experience this issue?

Well, typically, it’s caused by a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. The porcelain is layered on top of a metal post to provide stability and durability for the crown. Unfortunately, some crowns aren’t applied properly to the tooth, or the gum recedes over time. Both of these issues can cause the metal post to be exposed at the top of the crown.

If you’re unhappy with a gray line on your crown, we can repair the crown so that the boundary is hidden under the gum.

Gray Tint in Natural Light

Dental crowns that are fixed to a metal post, whether they are porcelain-fused-to-metal or composite, can have a gray tint in natural light. This is because the outer material doesn’t obscure the dark metal beneath.

Sometimes, when the PFM crown is fixed to a front tooth, the difference in tone compared to natural teeth can be stark and unnerving.

Other causes of gray tinting on a crown include tetracycline staining on the underlying teeth and silver fillings showing through.

To effectively correct a gray tint on your crown, your dentist may need to correct the tone of the porcelain or composite resin used on the exposed part of the crown.

Too Opaque in Natural Light

Natural teeth have a certain level of translucence, since the enamel is composed of light-emitting materials. When crowns are too opaque (solid in color), they don’t emit light. As a result, they can look fake next to natural teeth.

Inexperienced  dentists may not be able to duplicate the translucent properties of a natural tooth when creating a crown. Layering too much porcelain or composite resin of one color can create a dense, uniform appearance that does not look natural. The opaque color will be especially obvious in natural light.

Fake-looking crowns that are too opaque may need to be corrected. An experienced  dentist can provide options for a more natural-looking crown material, like all-ceramic.

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap perfectly designed to fit over your natural tooth to restore its strength, size, and appearance. If you are suffering from extensive tooth damage due to dental decay or trauma, a dental crown can be a perfect tooth restoration procedure to fortify your tooth. The dental crowns will be placed over the damaged tooth to give it the much-needed strength.

The dental crown procedure is necessary in several dental situations to protect a weak tooth, to restore the appearance of a chipped or broken tooth, to make a cosmetic alteration, to cover a dental implant, or even to hold a dental bridge in place.

Normally, a dental crown should last about a decade. However, with proper oral care, a dental crown can serve some patients for as long as 25 years. Fortunately, dental crowns do not require any special oral care aside from observing good and proper dental care practices like brushing and flossing at least twice daily, caring for your dental crown is very easy.

Aside from regular brushing and flossing, much of this proper oral care practices has to do with the foods and drinks that are being consumed after the dental crown procedure. Here is a list of diets to avoid with a dental crown in place:

Before you leave the dental office after the first visit, your dentist would bond a temporary dental crown on your tooth using temporary cement. Hence, the temporary crown is not as strong as the permanent crown. The temporary dental crown protects the repaired tooth, prevents bacteria from infecting the tooth, and prevents sensitivity. Temporary crowns are bonded into place with temporary cement.

With the temporary dental crown, it is very important to avoid taking anything crunchy or very sticky.  This is to prevent dental crowns from pulling off or breaking under high force.  More so, you may choose to return to your normal diet after the anaesthesia is worn off.

Few days after the procedure, your repaired tooth and gum may still be tender, and sometimes it is better for you to stick to a softer diet.

Foods and Drinks to Avoid with Temporary Crowns

With the temporary dental crown, the following few precautions should be taken:

  • Avoid chewy or sticky foods, such as caramel, taffy, and gum. These foods can grab and pull out the crown.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods, such as granola, hard candy, and ice. These goods can break off or dislodge the crown.
  • Avoid foods that are extremely cold or hot
  • Avoid tough foods like hard bread or steak.

It is also advisable that you chew less on the affected mouth part but chew more with the opposite side of your mouth. This will reduce the possibility of dislodgement or damage to the dental crown. More so, when flossing, slide out the flossing material instead of lifting it out. You may mistakenly pull off the temporary crown when lifting the floss out.

Once you receive the permanent crown, it is important for you to avoid sticky diets for the first 24hours.  After then, you may return to your normal diets and oral practices.

Foods and Drinks to Avoid with Permanent Crown

When you receive your permanent dental crown, you will have fewer dietary restrictions. Nonetheless, there are still a few diets to avoid, which include:

  • Hard or crunchy foods like pretzels, seeds, or nuts. These types of foods can break or chip your dental restoration.
  • Sticky foods like steak and candies. These foods can pull off or potentially dislodge your dental crown. More so, be mindful of your dental crown when choosing snacks.
  • Popcorn and nuts. Biting down on nuts or accidentally on an uncooked popcorn kernel can be harmful to your dental crown.
  • If you’re the type that likes chewing on ice, it is important that you stop as this can cause damage to your dental crown.
  • Raw vegetables. It is advisable to eat cooked vegetables and not raw vegetables. Cooked vegetables are softer and will not harm or damage your dental restoration.

Other Tips to Preserve Your Permanent Crown

In addition to the diets to avoid above, there are some certain lifestyles and behaviors to choose or avoid if you have a dental crown, these include:

  • Using your teeth as tools: never use your teeth as tools, they are never one. Try as much as possible not to use your teeth to open packages, bite your fingernails, tear off tags from clothing, and open crown corks. Doing these can damage both your natural teeth and dental crowns.
  • Brushing and flossing regularly: dental crowns do not require special oral care. They can be cared for just like your natural teeth. Therefore, brushing and flossing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste can make your dental crown last longer.
  • Schedule a regular appointment (or at least every six months) with your dentist for dental cleanings and check-ups: This practice is important whether you have a dental crown or not.
  • Avoid dark-coloured foods and drinks: most dental crowns are made from high-grade porcelain that is resistant to discolouration and staining. However, porcelain crowns can take on a slightly different colour at their edges over time due to the consumption of dark-coloured foods and drinks. Contrariwise, the dark-coloured foods and drinks may change the shade of your natural teeth causing them to look darker or yellowish than the dental crown.

By carefully following the above guidelines, you would be protecting your dental crown and preserving your investment.

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Dental crowns are supposed to feel comfortable. They shouldn’t be causing you pain after your teeth adjust to the new fixture, so crown pain may be a sign that there’s a problem. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons a dental crown can cause discomfort.

 

  • Sore Gum Tissue After a New Crown

    – Sometimes after a crown is placed, gum tissue may be a little sore and leave you with some pain. It takes a bit of time for a new crown to settle in your mouth, which can result in sensitive, tender gums. An over-the-counter pain reliever is usually enough to ease this mild discomfort.

  • Teeth GrindingTeeth grinding generally occurs subconsciously or while you’re asleep, and if you do grind your teeth, it could irritate your new crown. Your dentist may need to fit you for a mouth guard to prevent grinding.
  • Tooth Fracture – The tooth under your crown can still become fractured. If you’re experiencing severe pain, there could be a fracture, small crack, or cavity in the tooth beneath the crown.
  • Improper Fit and Alignment – When a new crown is placed, the biting surface of the tooth changes. A crown that’s just a little too high or off just a bit in fit can result in tooth pain. If you have pain when you bite down, you may simply need to have the biting surface of your crown adjusted.
  • Receding Gums – Over time, your gums may recede around the dental crown. This can expose sensitive areas of your gums and a bit of the tooth root, which can result in discomfort and increase your chance of infection
  • Infection – If your crown was placed on an existing tooth without doing a root canal, nerves and connective tissue inside your tooth are still there. The connective tissue and nerves in the center of your tooth are known as the tooth’s pulp. If infection occurs in the pulp, it may cause severe tooth pain.

 

When Should You See Your Dentist?

If you’re only dealing with mild discomfort after the placement of a crown, it will probably subside on its own. However, if you’re dealing with more bothersome tooth crown pain, you should visit to your dentist.

Knowing if your crown pain constitutes a dental emergency will require consulting with your dentist. If there’s a problem with your bite or the fit and alignment of your crown, it’s something that can be easily corrected by a dentist to eliminate your pain. If receding gums around your crown are causing pain, extending the crown may be an option that solves the problem. If you’re dealing with an underlying infection of the tooth pulp, then the crown may need to be removed and a root canal performed. For a cracked or fractured tooth, your dentist may be able to repair it, or you may need an alternative like an implant or bridge if the tooth can’t be saved.

When it comes to crowns, experiencing moderate to severe pain is not normal. Make sure that you schedule an appointment with your dentist to assess the situation as quickly as possible. Your dentist will be able to determine the right solution to relieving your pain and restoring your smile.

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There are generally 2 ways that crowns fail: they either fracture and/or break – or – they dislodge and fall off.

The breaking or fracturing of a dental crown is directly related to what the crown is made of.

Crown fractures and/or breakage.

When a tooth is prepared for a crown it has to first be shaved down (we call it “prepped”) to remove decayed or damaged parts of the tooth. We also need to make sufficient room for the materials that will be used to construct the crown.

There are quite a few different choices for the materials with which the crown is constructed. Each material has its own specifications for its required thickness. This is so that the crown can be strong enough to withstand the stress of chewing and biting on it. It stands to reason that if the dentist uses a type of porcelain which needs to be 2mm thick in order to achieve enough strength, then reducing the tooth by only 1mm would place the finished crown at risk of possible breakage from chewing or biting. The crown would be strong enough for chewing most things but may not be strong enough to withstand the sudden stress of encountering a cherry pit in a cherry pie, or some other unexpected hard substance in your food.

Some types of materials are strong even when they are very thin. Gold is a good example and it turns out that gold was used very extensively in the earlier days when the price of gold wasn’t as high as it is now. The reason is that gold is very ductile. It will bend and stretch before it will ever fracture. This allows the dentist to make a gold crown extremely thin and never worry that it will break. The problem then is that over a number of years you can wear through a very thin gold crown because the same properties that make it bend and stretch also make it less resistant to abrasion. It is easy to wear holes through the thin parts of a crown made of gold.

Traditionally, porcelains were prized for their beauty and translucence but suffered the problem of being very brittle. This prompted the development of the porcelain fused to metal crown. These crowns started with a very thin layer of metal, usually a metal with a high gold content, and then a much thicker layer of porcelain that is bonded over the top of it. This gives us the beauty and translucence of porcelain with the strength of metal. These crowns have both high tensile strength (from the metal) and high compressive strength (from the porcelain). The porcelain fused to metal crown was the most common crown to be made and placed from the 1960’s to well into the 2000’s.

Most people over 40 yrs of age today have a porcelain fused to metal crown in their mouth, if not quite a few of them. What happens when these crowns break is that the porcelain fractures off and leaves all or a portion of the metal substructure still on the tooth. Generally, the tooth doesn’t hurt because it is still covered by the metal part of the crown. People complain because the crown now has sharp edges, it doesn’t quite bite against the opposite tooth where the porcelain breaks off, or the exposed metal looks objectionable and unaesthetic.

Today, we have Zirconia porcelains which are made from the same material as Zirconia (artificial) diamond. These porcelains are almost impossible to break. It is said that you can drive a truck over one of these crowns without breaking it. Sounds great doesn’t it? Problem is the colors and translucence of Zirconia is not as good as the traditional porcelain crowns. They tend to look kind of fake if they are used for the front teeth. This is why Zirconia crowns are most often used for the back teeth.

The takeaway here is that there are many choices. Each offer their own advantages and disadvantages. The dentist must become an expert in the science of dental materials so that he or she can help advise the perfect choice of materials to be used in each specific case.

The other takeaway is that it is very important for the patient to have these types of conversations with their dentists before their tooth is worked on.

“What are my material choices for this crown?” and “which type do you recommend for me and why?”   

Crowns that dislodge and fall off:

Next, let’s consider the crown that comes off.

As a dentist, I’ve been handed crowns many times where you look in the mouth and see where the tooth has fractured down to the gumline leaving me to wonder what the crown was holding onto in the mouth?

The answer comes when I look into the crown and see the tooth structure that the crown was attached to is still cemented solidly in the crown. The tooth has broken off below the crown margin. This obviously cannot be simply cemented back onto the tooth.

How does a crown stay on a tooth to begin with?

Roughly speaking, when a tooth is “prepped” for a crown, it is shaved all the way around until it takes the form of a short cylinder with some material shaved off the top (biting surface) to allow for the replacement of the biting surface. If a crown were made to fit a perfect cylinder it would have a natural retention when forced onto the cylinder which would be directly proportional to the height of the cylindrical walls. I’ve seen crowns that were milled by the dentist to such perfect cylinders that we couldn’t get them off after we placed them on the teeth just to try the fit.    For this reason the dentist tries to mill the tooth (crown prep) so that it is slightly less than a perfect cylinder, somewhat more like a slightly tapered cylinder or very slight cone shape to it.   The more the cone shape the less the frictional retention.

There are obviously going to be some differences in the technical skills of each dentist but if we disregard that, the other important consideration is this; the taller the parallel walls of the prepared tooth, the greater the frictional retention and vice versa.

The skilled and knowledgeable dentist will size up the tooth before he or she starts to drill and assess whether the prepped tooth (cylinder) will be tall enough (have long enough parallel or nearly parallel walls) to have sufficient frictional retention so that it will be able to withstand the anticipated forces of chewing on it. If the prep looks like a pancake with almost no height to the parallel walls, then we’re going to have a problem with retention, or in other words – the crown staying on the tooth! When a dentist notices that insufficient tooth structure is present for the preparation of a retentive crown prep, they may advise the patient to consider a “crown lengthening” procedure which would give them more height to work with.

However, what really holds the crown in place is the cement that is used to cement (glue) the crown in place. To date there are no cements (glues) that are strong enough to hold a flat crown onto a flat tooth prep.    All crowns need some initial frictional retention first. The cement is simply an adjunct to ensure that the crown doesn’t come off.

No matter how good the initial fit and retention of a crown, over time the cement will eventually start to wash out from under the crown. If the crown doesn’t have good frictional retention before the cement goes into it, it will start to experience micro-movements while chewing after only a small amount of the cement has washed out. As soon as these small movements start they promote more cement to wash out. Before long the crown comes loose and falls out.

Lastly, the fit of the margins of the crown to the tooth are most important to the longevity of the crown. Why? If there is a gap between the crown margins/edges, then leakage can occur and bacterial plaque can grow and be difficult to clean out.

The result of this is that tooth decay can begin and quickly spread within the tooth structure under the crown. Once tooth decay begins under the crown there’s no way to stop it short of cutting the crown off or waiting until enough of the tooth decays so that the crown falls off.

You may wonder – “well, if there is a gap at the margin, doesn’t it get filled in with cement when the crown is cemented on?”

This is true but – the wider the cement line, the more the cement is exposed to the harsh oral environment that subjects it to washout (dissolving away). It doesn’t take much cement to wash out before there is an actual gap formed. There, bacterial plaque can grow and cannot be accessed for cleaning. The perfect crown margin would be where the fit of the crown to the tooth at the edges is so perfect that there is essentially no gap at all. The fit would be so perfect that there would be no cement line subject to washing out and so tight that there would be no fluid leakage. Of course this is impossible. Although, the message is that in order to place crowns that won’t fail as dentist’s, we are always looking at the crown margins and striving for the perfect fit.

As you can see there are many reasons why a crown might fail. Whether the material it was made with is brittle, wasn’t fabricated to the right specs, the metal has worn through, the tooth underneath has suffered from tooth decay, the cement has washed out, or many other possible reasons: it is not uncommon for dental crowns to fail.

If you are experiencing pain in a tooth that has a dental crown, your crown has broken, or if it has become dislodged and/or completely fallen off, please give our office a call and visit one of our expert dentists for an exam. We will be happy to assess the reasons for the crowns failure, replace the crown if possible and will provide a road map for the best next steps to restoring your smile.

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The life of a dental crown depends on several factors, including your oral health condition, diet and eating habits, home and professional oral care, and the material used to make the crown. Crowns are sometimes replaced for cosmetic reasons and oftentimes to preserve the health of the tooth after they become worn or gum tissue recedes. All-porcelain and porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns typically last five to 15 years. A metal crown may last up to 20 years or longer. Zirconia crowns and gold crowns can endure a lifetime.

If your upper and lower teeth are mal-opposed, i.e., they don’t fit together properly, you may have excessive wear occur on the occlusal surfaces as a result of normal chewing and night time bruxism (teeth grinding). Bruxism, in general, can put stress on crowns. People with malocclusion and/or bruxism may suffer with early crown wear or damage. If your dentist sees signs of wear occurring on your teeth and crowns, she or he may recommend one or more treatments that go beyond replacing a crown to improving your occlusion through modification of the tops of your teeth and possibly realignment of teeth with a course of orthodontics. Your dentist may also recommend that you wear a custom made acrylic bite splint that keeps your teeth comfortably apart during the night, relaxing jaw muscles and halting destructive force.

If gum health is compromised, the gum tissue around the base of your crown may recede, leaving a dark line that is not attractive, and also exposing tooth roots to plaque that can result in root infection and dental decay inside the crown. This can become very painful and require emergency tooth extraction. If you have had previous root canal therapy on a crowned tooth, you are not exempt from dental decay destroying the remaining part of your tooth that supports your crown.

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Root canal procedures primarily address the problem with a tooth which is infected or has a decaying pulp that requires urgent drilling and cleaning from inside. The integrity of your tooth is either lost or severely damaged after an invasive therapy like a root canal and you will need teeth reinforcement.

A dental crown after a root canal provides reinforcement to your tooth and restores its health and functionality. Although adding a dental crown is not necessary after every root canal procedure, all root canal procedures need tooth reinforcement. Read more to learn if you require one.

Is a Dental Crown Necessary After a Root Canal?

Studies reveal that a dental crown following a root canal improves the chance of tooth survival. One study recorded a six times higher survival rate for teeth with dental crowns. Another study states that only about one-third of the molars endure without a crown for five years.

Here are some crucial reasons why adding dental crowns after root canal procedures are needed.

. Restore a Fragile Tooth

A tooth can turn more fragile after the root canal treatment due to tooth-drilling, cavity or infection. A durable dental crown can protect this tooth and make it long-lasting while preventing any damage.

. Retain a Natural-Looking Color

Some teeth change color after a root canal treatment. If a tooth appears grayed or deeply stained, a dental crown can offer a more natural appearance and whiter shade to match the remaining teeth.

. Prevent Infections

The affected tooth surface is at a higher risk of infection and contamination post a root canal therapy. A dental crown will protect the tooth by sealing it off from dangerous leakage to avoid recontamination so that you do not need to undergo a tooth extraction.

. Provide a Back-Up Security

A tooth that previously had a filling due to extensive decay and got chipped or fractured before the root canal treatment, or if it’s in a high traffic area should necessarily be restored with a dental crown.

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An EMAX crown is a type of all-ceramic crown made from lithium disilicate material, which is known for its excellent strength and appealing aesthetics as a restorative crown material. EMAX crowns are slightly translucent that can closely match the teeth’s color, making them an ideal option for a crown restoration, especially in the front teeth.

What dental issues can EMAX crowns fix?

The EMAX crown is an ideal solution in correcting the following dental problems:

  • Teeth that are stained or discolored
  • Teeth that are broken or fractured
  • Teeth that have undergone root canal procedure
  • Teeth that are crooked

What benefits can EMAX crowns offer?

Matches the shade of the natural teeth. EMAX crowns possess adequate translucency that matches the natural teeth, making them an ideal option for the restoration of the front teeth.

Preserves the natural tooth structure. The procedure involved in preparing the tooth for the application of EMAX crown requires only minimal removal of the natural tooth structure; this allows you to have a stronger tooth and better oral health.

Provides excellent durability. EMAX crowns are made from lithium disilicate material, a glass-ceramic that possesses superb strength. This makes EMAX crowns less likely to crack or fracture.

All-ceramic prostheses. Since EMAX crowns are a type of all-ceramic crowns, there will be no displeasing grey line of the underlying metal visible at the gum lines, making them appear more natural-looking than ever.

 

Disadvantages of Emax crown

  • High price – superior looks of Emax come at a higher price.
  • Not ideal for posterior/ back teeth – though rare, Emax crowns may fracture when we try to fit them on your occlusal / biting surfaces. This is because they are thin. However, Emax crowns are more suitable for front teeth as we don’t use them for hard biting. If you want to use Emax for posterior teeth because of looks, we need to trim your teeth more so that Emax gets enough thickness to seat. The strength of your crown always depends on the thickness. Thicker the crown, better it withstands the biting forces.
  • May not suit darker teeth – as Emax is more translucent than zirconia, they look more natural than zirconia. However, if your natural tooth is on the darker side, zirconia suits you more.
  • Suitable only for smaller bridges – Emax is suitable for replacing only a single tooth. It may not withstand forces for replacing more than one tooth.

 

At our practice, we prefer zirconia dental restorations for back teeth over those made of any other material, including porcelain, because they have shown unmatched strength, durability, longevity, cosmetics, and patient comfort.

Zirconia restorations have an extremely high flexural and tensile strength. This means that they can better withstand the normal wear and tear on teeth from chewing, biting, and speaking. If you are receiving a restoration on your back molars or if you grind your teeth, a zirconia restoration may be a better choice.

Because of their exceptional durability and strength, zirconia restorations generally last longer than porcelain. While porcelain crowns usually need replacement after a few years, zirconia crowns have shown a 99 percent survival rate after five years.

Both porcelain and zirconia are custom-made to look very natural. However, zirconia is multicolored and highly translucent. During fabrication, our technicians use custom coloring techniques for seamless integration into your smile. The optimized microstructure of the zirconia produces greater translucency, so the restorations reflect light in the same manner as natural teeth. Due to the non-abrasive nature of the material, zirconia restorations offer a superior level of comfort. The restorations have a smooth exterior, which prevents abrasion to surrounding teeth and gum tissue. In contrast, porcelain restorations may cause damage to the surrounding teeth and soft tissues as a result of the friction that occurs when speaking or chewing.

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The cost of a dental crown depends on the materials used; the size, location and condition of the tooth; complexity of the work; and the dentist’s training and experience. The average cost of a dental crown in Melbourne without insurance varies from $900-$2500. This fee does not include any additional procedures that may be required, like a root canal, crown lengthening or a core build up or foundation of the crown or any extensive fillings.

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When a tooth gets damaged, it requires a cap or a covering to protect it. This covering is known as a dental crown. It is a permanent cap cemented on the tooth, and it is designed such that it gives the tooth a natural appearance.

There are several reasons why a tooth may need a dental crown, and they include the following:

  1. After the root canal treatment, the tooth becomes brittle. Hence, a dentist places a crown to protect the underlying tooth and lower the risk of cracking or fracturing
  2. A discolored tooth which does not match the other teeth, a crown can be used to cover the blemish and ensure that it blends with the other teeth
  3. Sometimes a crown is used instead of a large filling.

Though crowns can be costly, they are a profitable option that reinforce strong and durable teeth. Imagine achieving back the strength and durability of your natural teeth in two dental visits. That’s worth making an investment for!

Preparing teeth for the crown requires a lot of knowledge and experience. The entire process is very delicate and requires a lot of attention to details on the part of dentist and a team. It also involves very significant expense for the laboratory fees and supplies. Given the amount of effort, it is only fair for the dental practice to charge meaningful fee for this type of service.

Some of the reasons for the high cost of dental crowns include:

  1. Time: Around 45 to 90 minutes are required for preparing the tooth which has to receive the crown.
  2. Instruments and dental materials are expensive
  3. Lab charges: Lab charges are included in the costs charged by the dentist. These charges differ according to fabrication and customization process which differs for each tooth

If you have not got your needy tooth correctly protected with a dental crown then you may face the following problems:

  1. Dental discomfort
  2. Tooth fracture
  3. Poor aesthetics

The functions served by a dental crown make it worth paying a big amount for.

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If you have a tooth or several teeth that are damaged or missing, you might be curious what you can do to restore both the function and the look of your smile. Two of the ways we do this for our patients is to use dental crowns and bridgework. Let’s discuss more about what each of these procedures entails below

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A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, the gap in your smile can cause many other problems, including additional decay, sensitivity, tooth drift, gum disease, and a change in your bite . Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and in many cases, too, a missing tooth can cause the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, to become misaligned, a condition referred to as TMD.

A bridge is a restoration designed to fill the gap caused by a missing tooth and prevent additional dental problems. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

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Many people who lose one or more back teeth are often inclined to do nothing to replace them. Unfortunately, losing a tooth can start a vicious cycle of destruction. In a normal, healthy mouth, your teeth have a natural balance. Each upper tooth contacts the corresponding lower tooth, allowing for a well-balanced chewing function. Losing a tooth quickly destroys this balance. A functional mouth has 28 teeth (14 upper and 14 lower – excluding wisdom teeth). They work as a team. Each tooth has three companion teeth: the two adjacent teeth and the opposing tooth. These companion teeth provide support and stability. Drifting, shifting, periodontal disease, and abnormal decay areas are some of the problems that can occur when your tooth loses the support of a companion. The adjacent teeth shift inward toward the missing space. This causes open spaces between the adjacent teeth and their companion. The opposing tooth will drift down into the space left behind by the missing tooth. This causes interferences which will affect eating and talking. As the opposing tooth drifts out of its socket, the bone support is lost and the tooth will inevitably be lost as well. This cycle is a domino effect which will lead to the loss of many otherwise healthy and vital teeth.

In summary, this is what happens:

  • The opposing molar will super-erupt.
  • The unprotected ridge is subject to trauma.
  • The neighbor teeth tilt, destroying proper functional balance.
  • Shifting teeth create spaces which food will become trapped and lead to decay and periodontal disease.
  • Bone is destroyed as teeth drift and tip.
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A fixed bridge will accomplish the following:

  • Replace missing teeth.
  • Help balance and restore a normal bite.
  • Help prevent unnatural stress on the dental ridge.
  • Prevent over-eruption of opposing teeth.
  • Prevent shift and tilt of adjacent teeth.
  • Help prevent formation of decay in abnormal areas.
  • Help retard the onset of periodontal disease.

 

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We prepare your teeth on either side of the space for the false tooth. Teeth on either side of the space are prepared to accommodate for the thickness of the crown. We will then make an impression, which will serve as the model from which the dental laboratory will be make the bridge (false tooth and crowns). A temporary bridge will be placed for you to wear while your bridge is being made until your next visit. This temporary bridge will serve to protect your teeth and gums. On your second appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed. Your new permanent bridge will be fitted and checked and adjusted for any bite discrepancies. Your new bridge will then be cemented to your teeth.

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  1. The two primary tooth replacement options in addition to bridges include:
    • Dental implants- A permanent, full tooth replacement option, dental implants provide the most complete and natural looking solution for tooth replacement.
    • Full or partial dentures- Dentures, either full or partial, offer a minimally invasive tooth replacement option for the visible or upper portion of the tooth. Unlike dental bridges, dentures are removable.

     

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The two primary tooth replacement options in addition to bridges include:

  • Dental implants- A permanent, full tooth replacement option, dental implants provide the most complete and natural looking solution for tooth replacement.
  • Full or partial dentures- Dentures, either full or partial, offer a minimally invasive tooth replacement option for the visible or upper portion of the tooth. Unlike dental bridges, dentures are removable.

 

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A dental bridge depends on the health of the adjacent teeth and gums for support. To care for your bridge, brush and floss normally after each meal.

Superfloss and floss threaders are effective tools for keeping the area under your bridge plaque-free. Superfloss has a stiff end that helps in threading it through tight areas and a fuzzy tufted segment that can remove plaque as you floss. Insert the superfloss under the bridge and use it to floss the sides of the teeth and under the bridge. Floss threaders also aid in removing plaque. Pull out about 18 inches of floss, insert it through the floss threader, and then use the threader to insert the floss under your bridge. Floss to remove food particles and plaque from the sides of the teeth and under the bridge. Use the same procedure to care for your temporary bridge, being careful not to dislodge it as you brush and floss. If it does come loose, gently re-attach it; call your dentist if your temporary bridge frequently comes loose.

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What are Dental Implants?

This is a good option if you have lost a tooth or teeth to an injury, periodontal disease, or other reasons. A dental implant is a titanium post (acting as a tooth root) that supports a crown. It is surgically inserted into the jawbone where it will then fuse (or osseointegrate) into the jawbone to ensure that it is anchored in position. After the osseointegration process is finished (usually 3-6 months), an abutment is attached to the post frame. It protrudes above the gum line to provide the area where the dental crown is cemented or screwed into.

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Pros

  • Little maintenance
    One big perk about dental implants is that they can last a lifetime when they are high quality. They require little maintenance.
  • Natural looking
    Dental implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. They are strong and stable, and they keep your smile confident.
  • Protect Your Jawbone
    Having an open space in your mouth where a missing tooth once was puts your jawbone at risk for deterioration. Dental implants stimulate and preserve natural bone growth, which helps prevent bone loss.
  • No Strain on Teeth
    Unlike a bridge, an implant stands on it’s own support without putting strain on other teeth. This helps to protect surrounding teeth.

Cons

  • Surgery
    Because the implant must be attached to your bone, it requires surgery. And there are always risks to consider with any kind of surgical procedure. Some of the risks include infection, nerve damage, damage to surrounding teeth, jaw fractures, and more.
  • Time
    Getting a tooth implant is not something that can be done in a single office visit. Bone heals slowly, to the entire procedure can take several months, around 3 months on the fast end.
  • Cost
    Now, the cost will vary depending on the type of implant and the conditions of the tooth issue. Still, the high cost associated with getting a dental implant is often what deters people from considering this procedure.

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are used to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. The bridge is supported by the natural teeth or implants on either side. It is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on each part of the gap. The anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth, and the false teeth that lie in between are called pontics.

Types of Bridges

Traditional bridges

This type of bridge is most common one, and it’s usually made of either ceramics or porcelain fused to metal. The bridge is created by a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the gap, and the pontic lies in between.

Cantilever Bridges

This type of bridge is not as common as the traditional bridge, and it is not recommended for the back of the mouth where it will receive much force. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth found on only one side of the gap of missing teeth.

Maryland Bonded Bridges

With this type of bridge, the resin-bonded bridge is made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth supported by a porcelain or metal framework. The existing teeth on either side of the gap are bonded to the metal or porcelain wings on the bridge.

Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Pros

  • Simple procedure
    Unlike dental implants, bridges don’t require surgery, making bridges a lot less painful. All it takes is a simple dental procedure to get your teeth fixed.
  • Faster
    It’s much quicker and easier to get dental bridges (only a few weeks at the most), whereas implants may take several months.
  • Affordable
    Bridges are generally more affordable than implants, and they are still strong and supportive for your mouth.

Cons

  • Less Aesthetically Pleasing
    Bridges are not as natural looking as implants, and therefore are not as aesthetically pleasing.
  • Periodic Replacement
    Bridges need to be replaced periodically. They should be changed every 5-7 years.
  • Damage Natural Teeth
    Adjacent teeth undergo a lot of preparation that requires the removal of a considerable amount of tooth structure.

 

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A bridge is generally less expensive than an implant when you look at the up-front costs. As with any major procedure, find out what your dental plan covers – many plans will pay for a bridge but not an implant.

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A dental bridge has a number of advantages, which account for their popularity. These advantages include the following:

  • A dental bridge is an effective solution for tooth replacement because it offers both aesthetic and functional correction. Functionally, the bridge assists with the chewing of food and enables patients to eat and chew normally as all gaps would have been closed. Aesthetically, it closes all embarrassing gaps and helps to restore and improve one’s confidence and self-esteem. More so, a dental bridge is hardly noticeable because it fits closely to the mouth structure.
  • A dental bridge helps to maintain the long-term structure of the mouth. Normally, a gap as a result of a missing tooth can cause the neighboring teeth to shift gradually or spread out, thus causing a bite issue. But the dental bridge helps to hold the neighboring teeth firmly in place, reducing any risk of shifting and consequent bite issues.
  • A dental bridge helps to reduce the risk of jawbone loss, thus maintaining the facial structure. Missing tooth tends to cause the jawbone to deteriorate gradually but the dental bridge prevents this.
  • Dental bridge feels exactly like the natural tooth and requires a short time for patients to get accustomed to it.
  • Unlike a denture, the dental bridge does not require regular removal and cleaning as it can be easily cleaned and maintained like the natural teeth by observing proper oral hygiene practices.

A major shortcoming with the dental bridge is that it relies on abutment teeth for supports. The abutment teeth may not have sufficient strength to support the dental bridge and may collapse as a result necessitating them to be replaced by dental implants.

Considering the advantages and shortcoming of a dental bridge, it can be concluded that a dental bridge is a good idea for patients looking for affordable and reliable ways to replace their missing tooth/teeth.

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  • An ill fitting bridge can cause decay of the tooth under the crown.
  • There is a reduction of the structures of natural healthy teeth to accommodate the appliance in place.
  • The restoration can collapse if the supporting teeth are not strong enough.
  • In the long run, they need to be eventually replaced.

Now that you know the advantages and risks of dental bridges, you can make a wise decision whether to choose this option to replace missing teeth or consider another option. You need to discuss this with your dentist so that your further questions regarding dental bridges are addressed.

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It is unfortunate when someone loses a tooth; however we now have several options to replace it. Listed below are most common ways to replace a missing tooth.

 

1.Removable Partial Denture

It can be very embarrassing when missing front teeth. A removable partial denture, which is worn during the day, can replace one or many missing teeth.  Sometimes a partial denture may need metal clasps to help it stay in the mouth.  Unfortunately, these metal clasps may be visible when speaking or smiling.  Another disadvantage of a removable partial denture is that they can move a little when speaking or eating, which can be uncomfortable.  We recommend taking them out at night and soaking them in a cleaning solution.  With a partial denture there is no need to file down any teeth, and this option is the most economical.  A full denture can replace all missing teeth.

2.Temporary Denture

A temporary denture is a short term solution for a missing tooth. We call it a “flipper” because it flips in and out easily.  This is used when the tooth will be restored in the future with a bridge or an implant, but we are waiting for the site to heal.  These are much like a removable partial denture, but usually less sturdy, less bulky, and less expensive.  We do not alter surrounding teeth when we make a flipper.

3.Bridge

A bridge is an option when there are teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A bridge is a fixed solution that stays cemented in the mouth and does not come out.  This method involves cutting down the teeth on either side of the missing tooth to be able to connect them together.  We recommend floss threaders, which slide under the bridge, to keep it clean.  The disadvantages for bridges are cutting down teeth that might be perfectly healthy, and sometimes bridges in the lower jaw do not last as long since the jaw flexes and the unbendable bridge can spring a leak on one side or the other that allows for decay or bacteria to seep in.  Sometimes the teeth next to the gap need a filling or a crown and this method can kill two birds with one stone; filling the gap and fixing the adjacent tooth at the same time.  A bridge can replace one or two missing teeth easily, and sometimes more if there is enough support.

4.Dental Implant

An implant is a great way to replace a missing tooth. This solution feels and acts the most like a natural tooth when chewing, brushing or smiling.  The implant replaces the actual root of the missing tooth and heals in the bone for several months.  We then place an abutment, to which a crown will be cemented.  A major advantage is no need to alter any other teeth when placing an implant.  An implant is a great solution for a single missing tooth, and even more implants can replace many missing teeth.  When smiling or talking there is no way to tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth.

 

5.Snap on Smile.

They are removable appliance that can functions a lot of ways from affordable smile transformation to temporarily replacing a missing teeth.  Read more

6.Do Nothing

There is always the option to do nothing. When a tooth is removed, the bone melts away and the other teeth in the area will shift to fill the gap.  This can sometimes create a difficult place to clean and lead to other problems like bone loss or decay around the existing teeth.

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The process of having a dental bridge inserted is a pretty simple and painless procedure. Usually, you will need to visit your dentist at least twice for this process. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. If they are to be covered in crowns, your dentist will file away some of the enamel, reshaping the tooth to create space for the crown. He or she will then make an impression of your teeth to send off to a lab.

The lab will use this impression to create a custom bridge for your mouth, which your dentist should receive within a few days. In the meantime, your freshly prepared teeth will be covered with temporary crowns to prevent sensitivity and damage until your bridge comes in. You should not feel any pain during this appointment because your dentist will inject a local anesthetic to numb the nerves in your teeth.

At your second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crowns, if present, and then cement your bridge into place. In some cases, your dentist may first use a temporary cement. This allows you to evaluate the fit and feel of the bridge in your mouth over the coming weeks. You’ll return for a third appointment during which your dentist will talk to you about the fit, make changes if needed, and then permanently cement the bridge into place.

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You might have a little sensitivity in the teeth to which your bridge is attached in the days following your appointment. This is just because your dentist has activated the nerves in these teeth while working on them. The sensitivity should wane in the days that follow. Many patients find that chewing and speaking with a bridge is a little awkward at first, especially if the teeth have been missing for some time. However, the body adapts quickly, and before long, you will be able to chew on your bridge just like you would a natural tooth.

With proper care, a dental bridge can last 15 years and often much longer. Here are some ways to properly care for your dental bridge:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes, being sure to brush around the bridge just like you would a natural tooth.
  • Floss between the bridge and your gums to remove oral bacteria that accumulate in this area and may cause gum disease. Your dentist or dental hygienist can show you how to do this.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash to help kill germs in the tissues surrounding your bridge.
  • Visit your dentist for regular checkups to ensure any issues with your bridge are detected early.

There are no serious dietary restrictions that you must follow when you have a dental bridge. However, you should minimize your intake of overly crunchy and chewy foods, as these place excess strain on the teeth supporting the bridge and may contribute to shifting of these teeth over time. If you eat something sticky or gooey, try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth from the bridge.

If you ever begin to experience pain or aching in the teeth to which your bridge is attached, contact your dentist. Also see your dentist if the gums around your bridge become swollen, sore, red, or prone to bleeding. These are signs of gum disease that must be addressed to prevent decay in the teeth to which your bridge is attached.

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Dental bridges are an affordable tooth replacement option. The cost of dental bridges varies, and with insurance the costs reduce significantly, but most patients pay between $900 and $2500 per tooth/unit multiply by the number of teeth being replace. For a bridge to replace a single tooth, it would involve bridging  3  teeth together with traditional  3 unit Fixed bridge. You’ll pay more for an all-porcelain bridge than for a metal or porcelain-fused bridge. If you need a cantilever bridge or your dentist needs to do extensive work on your remaining teeth in order to support the bridge, your costs may be higher.

Looking for  Dentist in Melbourne to do Dental Crowns or Dental Bridges?  VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNE can improve your smile with Dental crowns or tooth cappings, or replace your missing teeth with Dental Bridges. To find out about Dental Crown price and treatment, Call us now 9629-7664 to book an appointment.

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