Dental Chiang Mai Clinic in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dentist Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Dental Crown

A dental crown is a teeth repair by employing a dentistry piece work designed in the shape of a tooth and place over a tooth which has been filed around under the following cases:

  • A crack in a tooth and beginning to feel sensitive while taking meal.
  • A tooth with large cavity filling.
  • A broken or chipped tooth from usage or accident.
  • A tooth after root canal treatment.
  • A deformed or misshapen tooth.
  • A misaligned set of teeth.
  • Refurnished and repaired level of teeth for normal bite.
  • As a composite part in dental bridge or artificial implant.
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Types of Dental Crowns Dental crowns are of 3 main types::

  • All ceramic crown is a crown made of only ceramic, without any metal part, appropriate for teeth to show beauty, because of its clarity, beauty and nature-like.
  • All Metal crown is made from same type of metal alloy in one piece, thus strong and unbreakable.
  • Porcelain fused to metal crown, using metal as core and covered outside by ceramic.

Preparing a tooth for a crown

  • Filing a tooth all round under the effect of local area anaesthetic.
  • Impression of the tooth as a mould for a tooth and send it to a laboratory for a dental technician to prepare a crown.
  • Set in place a temporary crown for 5-7 days use.
  • After 5-7 days, the dentist tries the crown for its fitness, adjusting it for normal bite of the patient.
  • Fixing the crown permanently with dental cement.
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Observation and care after a crown is placed

  • Avoid chewing hard food at the position of the crowned teeth for a period of 24 hours after the crown is placed,
  • There is the possibility of sensitiveness or swollen gum in some cases. The said discomfort will disappear soon by itself and you can avoid the problems by
    • Washing your mouth with salt solution after each tooth brushing.
    • Avoiding drinking or eating cold or very hot food.
  • Should avoid biting hard food such as ice, soft bone, hard beans, in the case of ceramic crown or porcelain fused to metal crown as it can crack or break.
  • Recommended to brush teeth after each meal and floss at least once a day.
  • Visit a dentist every 6 months for dental check-up.
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