Additional Benefits Of Dental Crowns
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FAQs About Getting Dental Crowns in Gosnells
You may be a suitable candidate for a dental crown if you have significantly worn out teeth, cracked teeth or a weak tooth prone to falling out.
Crowns are also advised after a root canal procedure since the tooth is more delicate and requires protection.
If you have a missing tooth and the dentist needs to place a dental bridge or a tooth implant, you may be a candidate for a crown.
A dentist will consider your particular circumstances to determine whether a dental crown is the best option for you. Alternative crowns may be recommended depending on your situation and needs.
If you want to remove stains or tooth discolouration, you may want to consider veneers. But if you have chipped, cracked teeth, the dentist may recommend repairing your tooth structure with a filling.
The dental crown procedure involves two appointments to complete.
We’ll examine your tooth during the first appointment to identify if the crown is a suitable treatment for you. Our dentist will perform a digital x-ray of your teeth and surrounding bone. Then they will file down the tooth for preparation. If there is a risk of infection, tooth decay, or harm to the tooth’s nerves or blood vessels (also known as the pulp), you may require a root canal.
After filing down the tooth, your dentist will use the paste to create an impression of the tooth that will receive the crown. They will also take a mould of the teeth above the crown to ensure proper fit. It takes two to three weeks for a lab to manufacture the crown. Your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown to protect your teeth between visits.
At the second appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary crown, fit your new crown, and firmly bond it in place. Your dentist may use a numbing medication to make you more comfortable.
Risks and disadvantages of Dental crown
A crown can be a beneficial solution to a severe problem with one of your teeth. However, there are some concerns and possible complications that you may encounter after getting a crown:
- Teeth Sensitivity. When your anaesthetic wears off, you may experience discomfort or sensitivity. Also, a crowned tooth is not uncommon to be sensitive to heat or cold. When you have pain or sensitivity when biting down, it usually implies that the crown is too high on the tooth, which your dentist carepair.
- Chipped Crown. Certain crowns, particularly all-porcelain crowns, are more prone to chipping.
- Loose crown. If there isn’t enough cement holding your crown in place, it may become loose or even fall off. This allows bacteria to enter, resulting in the decay of the remaining tooth. If your crown feels loose or wobbly, feel free to discuss it with our dentist.
- Allergic reaction. Although rare, an allergic reaction may develop because of the metals or porcelain materials used in crowns.
- Gum disease. If your gums surrounding your crown become irritated or inflamed, or if this area begins to bleed, you may be suffering from gingivitis or gum disease.
Most dental health insurance covers some or all of the costs of routine care such as restorative treatments.
Crowns are covered by dental insurance, but only when they are medically required.
At Ashburton Dental Centre, we accept health fund rebates and offer financing options. Talk with one of our team to find out how we can help you.