Before the final stage of placing a dental crown or a bridge, the demanding tooth or supporting teeth needs to be reduced to half of its original size. After this, the dentist will make an impression (negative replica) of the teeth of the upper and lower jaw using dental material. Finally, after a few days the crown is placed.
Problems associated with complete procedure
- There can be a loss of sensitivity (pain when water, air or any element comes in contact with the reduced tooth) and this triggers discomfort
- The crown made of all porcelain can sometimes chip off, leading to injury of the inner surface of cheeks and gums causing pain
- Sometimes the materials and solution used to fix the crown get washed away after a few days. If this is not fixed shortly, it may allow bacterial inflow into the tooth and finally result in its total loss
- The crown of the front teeth may fall off due to improper fixation. This sudden fall can cause trauma to the mouth
- There can be allergy to metals or porcelains but it is very rare
- A dark line (metal) appears on the border of the crown right next to the gum line. Aesthetically this can be annoying
Durability of crown
On an average, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal and all ceramic crowns last for 5 to 10 years. This life span can be shorter depending on the oral hygiene maintained and mouth related personal habits like grinding teeth, using foreign materials between teeth and using crowned tooth for irrelevant forces like opening bottle caps and crushing walnuts etc.
Nowadays with the increasing demand to look classy and desirable, teeth play an important role. People with mal-aligned teeth, small or very large teeth, ugly and partially lost teeth can benefit by using dental crowns. This urbane development in dentistry definitely provides a very good choice of new, shining and durable teeth with amazingly beautiful looks.