Tooth problems are becoming more common, maybe it is because of the rising problems in the lifestyle. If it is just one or two teeth, you can consider filling, but when the tooth decay has affected more than one-tenth of yours, dental crowns provide the ideal solution. Crowns offer both cosmetic and oral health benefits. They reinforce the structure of the tooth, give you back your smile and make your teeth look natural again. They are custom- made for every patient and are fixed to the teeth unlike he dentures and can be removed only by the dentist.
A crown is a cap for the damaged tooth. It helps in to strengthen the damaged tooth and can also be used to improve the shape of the misaligned teeth. It is placed on top of the implant to provide a tooth-like structure. Here are the different conditions when the dentist may suggest dental implants for you:
- Replace the large filling in case of too many tooth decays
- Protect the weak tooth from fracturing
- Restoring the fractured tooth
- Support the bridge.
There are two types of dental crowns that you can choose from:
Porcelain fused to metal are tooth-coloured crowns
They are the most preferred types of crowns as against the ceramic crowns as they provide more strength and can also be used in the molar region. The problem in the molar region is that there are heavy grinding forces and the crown needs to be strong.
All ceramic or full porcelain dental crowns
These crowns are chosen for their aesthetic value. They are used mostly to correct the front teeth where the look is the primary concern and not the strength.
Since those are the front teeth, they are visible to everyone and the person would get more conscious if they don’t get it right.
Once you get the treatment, it is very important that you take good care of it. Our tooth and gums are very sensitive, especially after the treatment and if the patient does not take proper care of it, he may suffer more than he was before the treatment. If the conditions start getting worse, it can even lead to tooth decay.
The main concern over the dental crowns is the question of their durability. The crowns usually last between 5 to 15 years, one of the factors affecting being the oral health. People who have bad oral health and do not take care of their teeth even after having the dental crown suffer from gum disease which can eventually lead to tooth decay. If a person, however, takes care of their dental health after getting the crowns, their crowns would last longer than the others.
Cost information on dental crowns.
The cost of the dental crowns depends mainly on the kind of material that is used to make them. The overall cost of the crown includes the dentists’ fees, depending on his experience, the location of the dental clinic and even the country you are getting the treatment at.
The cost of getting a dental crown in India is a lot less than compared to most of the developed countries. If you are getting the porcelain fused with metal instead of the all-ceramic then it would cost you less. The cost of PFM is between 3500 INR to 7000 INR, depending on the dentist and the area. The tooth crown cost in India if you get all-ceramic crown ranges from 14000 INR to 35000 INR, depending on the material used.
Once you have decided to get the dental crown, you must visit your dentist two to three times before finalizing the procedure.