Robina Dental crowns are a type of restoration that helps restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be used for many different reasons, such as to protect a weak tooth (potentially from decay) or to replace a broken or failing filling.
Generally, dental crowns are made at the dentist’s office by using an impression taken of your tooth. This is done to ensure that the crown is custom-made to fit your tooth and will blend in with the surrounding teeth.
Crowns are usually a two-visit procedure, except for CEREC crowns that are created and cemented during one visit. Typically, the first visit is to prepare the tooth and apply a local anesthetic.
The dentist will remove any decay or damage from the tooth that needs a crown, and then shape the tooth so it is ready for the crown. The dentist will also take an impression of the tooth and surrounding areas, which is then sent to the lab. Once the crown is made, it is bonded to the tooth with dental cement or adhesive.
There are two main types of crowns: porcelain fused to metal and all-metal. Porcelain fused to metal crowns have a core of metal (usually metal alloys) which is then covered with a layer of ceramic.
They are more durable and can be used in more places in the mouth than all-metal crowns. These are often used in front teeth to improve their colour or to cover chips and cracks.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are commonly referred to as PFM or VMK crowns. They are a luminous material that offers a very natural and translucent appearance.
These are the most popular and common crowns that we use in our practice, as they are highly durable and can be matched to the tooth’s existing colour and tone. They are also more resistant to stains than all-metal crowns and are better for people who grind their teeth while sleeping.
The material used to make a crown is important because it has an impact on the overall appearance and function of the crown. This is why your dentist will always take a look at the tooth that is getting a crown and talk you through the options available.
Crowns come in a variety of materials, including gold, nickel, palladium, and chromium. Some people prefer to have a metal crown to show off their teeth, so this is an option that you should discuss with your dentist.
They are also a good choice for molars and other teeth that are hard to see.
In addition, they can help to reshape or repair a tooth that has been damaged by injury, is badly shaped or chipped, or has undergone root canal treatment.
Depending on the type of crown that you receive, your dentist may recommend that you have a temporary crown put in place to protect your tooth while it heals or until you return for your second appointment. This is often used to prevent food particles and bacteria from sticking to the crown and damaging the surrounding teeth.