We at Infinity Smiles group aim to offer the best dental care and provide our patients with the most up-to-date treatment options to maintain their oral health. With dental crowns giving optimum results in the dental restoration field, Infinity Smiles Clinics will be your ideal destination for such a treatment.
Definition of Dental Crowns:
A dental crown (also known as a dental cap) is one of the dental restoration techniques that will keep your teeth healthy. Using dental crowns, our experts will place an artificial crown – the externally visible part of the tooth seen above the gum line – to protect your tooth from further damage and restore natural appearance, strength, and function.
When to Use Dental Crowns?
Our dental professionals may recommend the use of dental crowns after evaluating your tooth, especially if you need:
First: Permanent Crowns:
There are several types of permanent dental crowns based on the material used in their manufacturing process, including
1- Metal crowns: gold, platinum, palladium, and chromium are the most common metals used to make dental crowns. These metals are usually combined to provide the crown with the best chemical and physical properties.
Metal crowns have the following advantages over other types:
Many patients do not prefer metal crowns because of their metallic color. However, it is still a good choice for out-of-sight teeth.
2- All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns: Currently, there are several types and brands of ceramic crowns. Our dentist will give you all the information you need to know about each one of them. All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns offer the most natural and aesthetic appearance compared to other types.
Your dentist may suggest this type if:
Compared to other types, ceramic crowns may affect and damage the corresponding teeth, may be at risk of cracking or fracture, and require removal of a more natural dental structure to achieve adequate crown strength.
The outer layer of porcelain shares some of the disadvantages of all-ceramic crowns by wearing down opposing teeth, being at risk of cracking and fracture, in addition to the possibility of the appearance of the metal part with receding gums.
4-Pressed ceramic crowns:
Another option is a pressed ceramic crown; this type has a porcelain outer covering with a hard inner surface made from pressed ceramic.
The addition of a pressed ceramic core will make this type more durable compared to all-porcelain crowns while maintaining the aesthetic appearance and natural tooth color through the porcelain outer layer.
1- Stainless steel crowns:
Stainless steel crown is a common choice in pediatric dentistry. However, for adult patients, the dentist will make a temporary stainless steel crown to protect the tooth and gums during the time needed to make a permanent crown.
2- All-resin crown: This temporary crown option preserves the aesthetic appearance of the teeth, and thus many patients prefer it to stainless steel. All-resin crowns are not a good choice for permanent crowns as they are made of resin, which is short-lived and cannot withstand biting and chewing forces.
1- Initial Assessment:
Infinity Smiles dental specialists are well experienced in making an accurate diagnosis regarding the need for crown restoration after a brief and thorough oral assessment that may include a dental X-ray. Candidates for crown treatment then undergo the procedure of crown preparation and cementation.
A crown procedure usually requires two visits to the dental clinic. During your first visit, your dentist will:
3-Permanent Crown Preparation:
After preparing the tooth and getting it in the required shape:
4-Permanent Crown Cementation:
A few days later, your permanent crown will be ready, and during your second visit, the dentist will check the suitability of your dental restoration (crown) and make sure it fits perfectly on your tooth.
Once you and your dentist are satisfied with the result, the dentist will use a special dental cement to fix the crown permanently on your tooth.
5- After the Procedure:
Dental Crowns with Infinity Smiles:
At Infinity Smiles Clinics, you can get the best dental care and enjoy a variety of treatment options that will definitely meet your needs. Our highly experienced dentists will help you get the right dental crown for your condition and enjoy healthy, long-lasting teeth.