What are Dental Crowns?

It refers to the fixed prosthesis that is fitted on to a structurally compromised tooth for protection and preservation of the remaining natural crown. Crowns restore the aesthetics and functionality of a damaged tooth, preventing further deterioration of the structure. The most common types of crowns used in dentistry are, metal crowns, porcelain crowns, and porcelain fused to metal crowns.

What happens during a crowning procedure?

Following the restoration and core build-up of a damaged tooth, an impression is taken to record the details of the structure on to which the crown will be cemented. The shade of the natural teeth is also recorded so as to fabricate an aesthetically pleasing prosthesis. With the help of the selected shade and the impression, a crown is prepared in a dental laboratory. When it is ready, a trial is conducted to check the fit of the crown on to the tooth, after which it is finally cemented in place.

Does the treatment hurt?

The procedure is usually painless but the initial tooth preparation and marginal reduction may cause slight sensitivity. For this purpose, a local anesthetic agent is administered near the affected tooth to ensure a comfortable treatment for the patient.

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