Crowns are popularly used for cosmetic and restorative treatments. They usually strengthen and protect the teeth and help them look attractive and healthy. They are made from materials like porcelain or metal. You can have a crown that is designed to match the other teeth. For your damaged teeth, you can have them treated or covered with crowns in Midtown Manhattan. Here they use state-of-the-art techniques to give ideal results to their patients.
Problems that can develop with dental crowns
Discomfort and sensitivity. A tooth that has been crowned recently can be sensitive immediately after the procedure because the anesthesia wears off. If the crowned tooth has a nerve in it, you can feel some cold and heat sensitivity. Your dentist will recommend you brush your teeth with sensitive toothpaste. Sensitivity or pain that occurs when you bite means that the crown is too high on the tooth.
Chipped crown. Porcelain-made crowns can chip sometimes. Small chips can be repaired, and the crown is maintained in your mouth. If any chips are large, the dental crown may need to be replaced.
Loose crown. The cement holding the crown can fall off under the crown. It makes the crown loosen and also allows bacteria to leak in causing tooth decay. You should contact your dentist if you feel the crown is loose.
Crown falls off. Usually, a dental crown can fall off. When it falls, it’s due to a lack of cement or an improper fit. If it happens, contact your dentist immediately. Your dentist gives instructions on caring for and maintaining your tooth and crown until the next appointment. The dentist can re-cement your crown in place.
Allergic reaction. Metals used in making crowns are usually a mixture of various metals. You can get an allergic reaction to the porcelain or metal that the dental crown is using. But this doesn’t happen all the time.
Preparation of a dental crown
During the first visit, your dentist takes a few X-rays to check tooth roots receiving the crown, and the surrounding bone. Before the process of making a dental crown begins, your dentist numbs the tooth and the gum around. The tooth to receive the crown is reshaped at the sides and along the chewing surface to make room for the new crown.
After reshaping, your dentist can use putty or paste to make impressions on the receiving tooth. Sometimes impressions are made using a digital scanner. The impressions below and above the tooth receiving the crown are made to make sure the crown doesn’t affect your bite. The dentist makes a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being made.
During the second visit, the dentist extracts the temporary crown and checks the color and fit for the permanent crown. If everything matches, local anesthesia is used to numb the tooth, and the crown is cemented permanently in place.
You don’t have to worry about your appearance anymore because New Dimension Dentistry is the leading provider of dental crowns, improving your appearance and giving you a brighter smile. There are various crowns to choose from, and you should always ask your dentist which fits you best. Ensure you keep in touch with your dentist in case of any problem.