Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dental Crown- Indications

Dear Readers,

A crown, also known as a cap, is an artificial restoration that is made in the dental office or dental laboratory and later cemented on the tooth. Crowns can be made from many materials.

The reasons for making the crown are:

1. Teeth with large fillings

When the tooth has a large filling or several fillings, it can not withstand the forces that act during the chewing process and breaks down into pieces. These fractures are very common in molar teeth, because the forces that work there are stronger and these are the teeth used to digest the food. Crowning in this case protects the teeth from fractures and their worse complication - extracting a tooth.

2. Teeth with endodontic treatment

In this case, the teeth become very thin and the tooth may be fractured. On the other hand, please have in mind that sometimes when the tooth has decayed too much, it appears that only the root of the tooth remains. Then the filling itself can not restore the strength of the teeth and its normal function.

3. Broken teeth

When the tooth has fractured, the crown may be the only possibility of restoring the tooth integrity.

4. Aesthetic reasons

A crown can be placed when the teeth have a colour change that can not be treated differently.Also teeth with shape or length problems and teeth that are malpositioned  in the dental arch.

5. Teeth with acute caries

In this case, the tooth structures are destroyed very quickly and easily. This is a common occurrence in people who consume lots of sweet foods or drinks as well as people who have a little saliva

Please have a look at my post- Tooth Decay- Which Foods Cause Dental Decay 

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6. When a tooth has been removed 

7. Dental crowns need to be inserted to support a bridge

8. Teeth with abrasion,attrition

9. Periodontal problems

Dear Readers, I have always told my patients and friends that prevention is the most important thing in every aspect of our lives. It is the cheapest and at the same time the priceless way for all of us to avoid complications. You must be aware that the health of your entire mouth is directly related to your overall health.

Preventive Dentistry- The Priceless Way

Faitfully yours,
Dr.Trenkova, DDM

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