Dental Crowns / Caps

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Dental crowns are used to protect damaged, cracked and broken teeth when the remaining tooth structure is adequate. The crown covers the entire visible surface of that tooth in order to add strength, durability and tooth stability.

Reasons for having dental crowns may include:
1. If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay.
2. If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques.
3. If you have a large cavity and opt for traditional protection a crown offers over the other methods.
4. A crown may be fitted to the abutment of a dental implant.
5. A crown may be needed following root canal treatment to strengthen the tooth.
6. If you grind your teeth or have a poor diet acid erosion may reduce your teeth to a point where it is necessary to fit a crown to the tooth to strengthen it.
7. For cosmetic reasons – to improve the aesthetics of your smile

THE PROCEDURE

dental crowns prices in turkey

dental crowns prices in turkey

The affected tooth will be cleaned and under anaesthitic any decay will be removed with a burr (a dental drill used for shaping teeth). The shape of the prepared tooth is usually tapered to allow the crown to sit comfortably over the top of it. Once prepared an impression (mould) of your teeth will be made with a dental putty. This impression is sent to the laboratory who will use this impression as a guide to fabricate the new crown of your chosen colour which usually takes 2-3 days.

During the wait your tooth / teeth will be fitted with a temporary crown to cover and protect the tooth. On your second visit the temporary crown (which may not resemble the final crown at all) will be removed. The outer surface of your prepared tooth will be roughened to give a good surface to bond to and the dentist will sit the crown over the tooth to see it fits perfectly and then it is adhesively bonded onto the tooth.

DURABILITY

This will depend on how you treat and look after your teeth. Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth. Bear in mind the quality, brand and type of material used may have a significant effect on the durability of the crown, this is reflected in the variation of prices and costings at different dental practices.
Providing you follow a good oral hygiene programme, attend regular check ups, you do not grind your teeth and maintain a tooth friendly diet then it is anticipated a quality crown will last 10-15 years.

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