A Dental Crown is a crown like cap which is used to fit over your damaged tooth. Custom- made to blend with the rest of your teeth, this restorative piece acts as a new top piece of your tooth.
When would I Need a Crown on my Tooth?
If the tooth would be to restore an extensively damaged tooth, such as the tooth with large cavity, missing gaps, missing portion or highly attritional tooth. Most of Dental Caps are applied to back tooth. Problems such as broken edge front teeth, discoloration can be easily and effectively treated with composite build up or composite laminations.
Types of Crowns:
Crown would be either made up of Gold Platinum Alloy, Non precious alloy made up of chrome, cobalt, chromium, nickel combinations or metal fused to porcelain or zirconia. Gold is most commonly used crown for back tooth. Esthetic is mainly used for front teeth. Recently Porcelains Crowns are in popularity, because there give a natural appearance.
What to do when a Crown Loosen or Comes off?
It is not a painful procedure, but has an emergency to visit the dental clinic as soon as possible. An immediate step patient can do is re cement by using Fixodent, Toothpaste or Temporary dental cement from nearby local medical drugs shop. Make sure not to swallow the dental crown, or permanently damage the tooth or crown.