Dental crown (also referred to as a cap) is a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth. Its main purpose is to repair and cover the damaged tooth. It is like a hat that covers the head. Before dentists perform this action, the dentist must clean up the old teeth, plaque or dental caries. After cleaning all parts of the mouth, the dentist will soon install a dental crowns in the right position in the gums. There are four types of dental crowns are now. They will be explained below.
Porcelain-fused to metal
Dental crowns made of porcelain and metal material mixture. The material is stronger than other materials. This material is durable and long lasting.
The dental crown is made of ceramic material to fix the front teeth. The advantage is the color that looks like a natural tooth. In addition, it needs relatively easy maintenance but the price offered for porcelain dental crowns is quite expensive compared to dental crowns which are made from other materials.
The material is made from a mixture of gold, copper, and other metals. Furthermore, this material is also firmly entrenched in the gums and not easily broken.
Base metal alloys
This crown is made up of non-noble metals that are highly resistant to corrosion, and the make for a very strong crown. It also requires the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed prior to fitting.
Filling material of each type of dental crown determines the sealing ability. The sealing ability also depends on the quality of the underlying tooth, according to American Dental Association. For the the most powerful type of dental crowns are gold and metal alloys crowns, while dental crowns which are made of the whole porcelain is not too strong and will cause problems later in the days. On the other hand, a mixture of porcelain and metal material is stronger than that which is only made of porcelain. But unfortunately, gold and metal material can sometimes cause pain in other teeth because the material is strong. after you have dental crowns, do not forget to diligent care to be comfortable to wear and durable. You need to brush your teeth twice a day, go to the dentist twice a year, avoid foods that are too hard to chew, the food is too cold or hot, do not smoke, drink soda or alcohol excessively which would quickly damage the dental crowns. The price is different according to material used in dental crowns. Now, new teeth will raise your confidence. You also can smile and laugh with teeth, neat, clean, and beautiful. When you go to the dentist, do not forget to tell your dentist to check for your dental crowns to keep it maintained and not easily broken by the ages. Have a good smiling days till the end everyday!