Dental Crowns is basically a cap that is shaped like a tooth, which is placed to reserve the shape, size, appearance and the function of the tooth. It is generally deployed when a considerable part of the original tooth is missing as an incomplete tooth hinders in normal functioning.
Why do you need it?
Dental caps reserve the life of a fragile tooth, especially when the tooth is fractured or a major part is missing. It is particularly needed in these situations:
- Restoring and protecting the tooth after an accident or trauma
- To be replaced for a tooth that is too large for it’s filling
- Restoring the functioning of a tooth on which RCT has been conducted
- Hiding misshapen and discoloured tooth
Dental crown protects a compromised tooth and gives it the strength, shape and size of the original tooth to improve functionality. If a dentist has advised you to get a crown placed, you should do it as soon as possible as the longer you wait, the worse your tooth gets and eventually coming to a point where extraction is the only solution.
Varieties in Dental Crowns
We, at Athena, believe in choice and due to that, we have acquired a wide variety of crowns that suit your needs better
Metal Crowns are the most popular forms of crowns that are placed. Since they’re made of metal, they act as a long-term and a durable solution that can withstand the forces of chewing and biting.
This type of crown addresses the problem that the metal ones don’t – Aesthetics. The root portion of the crown is made with metal, that keeps it strong and sturdy, and the top portion is made with porcelain, which matches the colour of your tooth.
Since porcelain wears down easily and metal is visible to others, ceramic crowns can withstand the crushing forces of chewing, all while cloaking itself as a natural tooth. Ceramic crowns are especially popular for molars.