A Note On The Types Of Dental Crowns

Your dentist will choose from different dental procedures if your teeth require any treatment. Dental cleanings, cavity fillings, and bonding are more common dental procedures. However, advancements in dentistry have made more involved dental procedures easier. These procedures generally involve tooth extraction and dental crowning.

In this article, we will discuss dental crowns and their types.

Dental crowns

A dental crown refers to a prosthetic structure fixed onto a tooth for different purposes. It uses special cement that makes it a more permanent fixture. It means that if you must have it removed, you are going to have to visit your dentist. The purpose of a dental crown is to fix your smile by improving its appearance and function.

Your dentist will have a dental crown prepared for you after taking an impression of your teeth. Before taking that impression, he may have to reduce the size of your actual tooth to make room for the crown. And while your crown’s preparation is underway, you are going to have to have a temporary crown in place. The preparation of a custom or permanent crown takes a week or two.

Types of dental crown

There are four types of dental crowns.

  • The first type of dental crown is made of ceramic. Due to its ability to blend with other teeth, a ceramic dental crown is an appropriate choice for the front teeth. This crown is made of a material that contains a high content of porcelain.
  • If you want durability, you may want to get a crown made of material using a mix of porcelain and metal. Due to a metal structure, this dental crown is stronger and more durable.
  • A dental crown consisting of a material that uses a mix of gold, copper, and other metals may be an option if you want more durability at the back of your mouth. This crown is generally known as a dental crown made of gold alloys.
  • Another durable option is to get a crown made of base metal alloys. Due to the use of non-noble metals in its composition, this dental crown is significantly resistant to corrosion. The best thing about this crown is that it doesn’t require the removal of much of your healthy tooth.

What are the differences between different types of dental crowns?

Your dentist will decide to give you an all-porcelain crown based on whether or not you retain enough of the healthy tooth. On the other hand, the other three options offer a significant seal.

Crowns made of metal and gold alloys are more durable, whereas an all-porcelain crown is less durable due to its susceptibility to crack or break when put under pressure. A crown made of porcelain fused to metal is an overall viable option due to the strength and appearance it offers. All four types of crowns are resistant to wear, but porcelain-based crowns are hard on the opposing teeth. The other two types of crowns, however, are gentle to the opposing teeth.

The type of crown you should get depends on your requirements and preferences. You may want to discuss this matter with your dentist.

Get your Bed Time Brush In

Living life in 2020 is a crazy thing to do.  We are given health statistics that are contradicted every single day and the news is making up numbers on all channels.  It has given me the thought that no information can be trusted online and it makes my life and job a little more complicated.  The fact is that health issues are everywhere and people are afraid to take care of them or go to the hospital for fear of COVID-19.  But there are some other areas that are getting put in the spotlight this year and dental health is one of those areas.  I have seen more people focused on their mouths than at any other time in my life.  I think this is because we are wearing masks on a daily basis and we are starting to notice different things.  One thing that we are noticing is that our breath may not be as good as we want it to be.  So What can be done about it?

I am of the mind that making sure we are in a good habit of dental health is more important than anything.  That is because what we do on a daily basis probably has the most effect on our health.  Especially, when it comes to your mouth, you are constantly attacking your own teeth and gums every single day and you can choose to keep it protected and clean or to let the acid and food particles to eat away at your health. Plaque buildup is something that happens all the time and if it is not worked on it will eat away at your health.  The serious consequences can be so much worse than simply a route canal.  But what you are able to do is to implement in that extra toothbrush in each day and you may be able to fight that bad breath and health decay.

What I am really talking about is adding in that extra toothbrush each day. Most people in America really only brush once a day and many surveys say that is in the morning before work.  That means that most Americans are only brushing once a day and the standard brushing time is about 30 seconds.  The American Dental Association suggests that you should actually brush twice a day and for two minutes on each brushing.  What this does is helps to get all the extra food and particles from between your teeth and also if you brush with fluoride toothpaste you can help protect your tooth enamel while doing it.

But since most people are only brushing in the morning it is going to be important to add in a nighttime toothbrushing to not only help your breath but also your overall dental health.  I think that you need to simply make an alarm at night on your phone and have it set up to hit you when you are home.  I think that making sure the brushing is after dinner but a little time before bed is a really good idea. I set my cell phone alarm for thirty days and did it in my own life to make sure this happened. It took the whole month but now I am on track and my teeth are getting brighter due to the extra brushing and the whitening toothpaste I use at night.