Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns
Synonyms : Jacket, Jacket Crown, Crown Restoration, Cap
A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth.

A dental crown can
– restore a tooth when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling
– attach a bridge to replace missing teeth
– protect weak tooth from fracturing
– restore a fractured tooth
– cover a badly shaped or discolored teeth
– cover a dental implant

Lithium disilicate jacket crown. Photo credit: Dr. Jesus Lecitona

Lithium disilicate jacket crown. Photo credit: Dr. Jesus Lecitona

What is it made from?
The look and function of a crown are considered when choosing the material ideal for your case.
Crowns are made from several types of materials: metal alloys, porcelain, composite resin, acrylic resin or combinations of these materials.

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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment
Synonyms : Root Canal Therapy, Endodontic Treatment, Endodontic Therapy, RCT

FAQ about Root Canal Therapy

Question : Why Would a Tooth Needs Endodontic Treatment?
Answer : Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp is already on it irrerversible state, meaning even restoring the tooth with a composite the disease process in the pulp would continue and eventually the pulp will die and lead to an abscess formation.

Q : Signs & Symptoms Commonly Experienced by Patients Requiring Endodontic Needs.
A : The most common symptoms would start from sensitivity to cold that lingers then finally also sensitive to hot drinks or food. On chronic stage the patient would see a pimple-like structure on the gum area (sinus tract) of the affected tooth.

Q : Is a Root Canal Treatment a Painful Procedure?
A : Root canal treatment can be done without pain with proper use of anesthetics. However, occasionally there are some teeth considered as “HOT TOOTH” and anesthesia is difficult. In this case a devitalizer is placed on the cavity and the patient is asked to come back to continue the treatment.

Endodontically treated lower premolar restored with a lithium disilicate dental crown. Photo credit: Dr. Jesus Lecitona

Endodontically treated lower premolar restored with a lithium disilicate dental crown. Photo credit: Dr. Jesus Lecitona

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Dental Filling

Dental Filling

A dental filling (dental restoration) may last many years before it needs to be replaced.

However there are a number of reasons that fillings may need to be replaced. Constant stress from chewing, grinding and clenching teeth may eventually cause a filling to chip, crack, wear down or fall out. A filling may also need to be replaced if the surrounding tooth structure becomes decayed.

Fillings that are worn or have pulled away from the teeth leave gaps at the filling edges, which provide an entry point for decay causing bacteria. Bacteria are present in a thin film called plaque that forms on teeth and gums. If the seal between the tooth and the filling breaks down, food particles and bacteria can work their way between the worn filling and the tooth and cannot be easily be removed with a toothbrush or other means.

Worn fillings

Worn fillings

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Broken Teeth

Broken Teeth

Marouane’s Question : I suffer from the problem of broken teeth

Affordable Dentures Answer : Send me a photo. Broken teeth can be restored with crowns. Read : http://www.denturesaffordable.com/final-restoration-for-endodontically-treated-tooth/

Affordable metal ceramic crowns for endodontically treated anterior teeth - denturesaffordable.com

Affordable metal ceramic crowns for endodontically treated anterior teeth – denturesaffordable.com

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Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Suzy’s Question : salut.Je suffers from the problem of bad breath and Asfraralasinan and I ask you now to help you can give me some medicine to get rid of this problem.

Affordable Dentures Answer : It has many causes, like gum disease, infection, etc. The cause of your bad breath should be determined first. My advice is you should visit a local dentist to have a thorough mouth examination.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Hope Jesus treats and pampers you with his surprise presents!! Merry Christmas to everyone out there!

Artificial gingiva after trimming and polishing.  - www.denturesaffordable.com

Artificial gingiva after trimming and polishing. – www.denturesaffordable.com

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Single mom needs dentures

Single mom needs dentures

Ann’s Question : Hi, i know you dont know me, But myself am desperate for advice. I have severe dental issues and have nightmares bout loosing my teeth. I’ve already lost my bottom left portion. I use to do drugs, been clean fir 14 plus years. My now living in reno and have a 10 year old. I know however have been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, plus have heart Palpation and svt/afib.. I right now giving my state am pretty low. I have gone as far as asking Oprah and dr. Phil for help, even entered a contest to see if I can win a makeover. . Got to the second round, never got a call back. If I can get my smile to what it used to be.. if some how you can lead me in a direction of where I need to go.. my god it be appreciated. I’m not looking for a hand out. Just someone that’s willing to work with me financially. I’m a single mom, bad credit. . Can’t get a lone and still need help from her parents when app they want to do is retire…
Pleasee, if you can just let me know of anything that I might be able to look into..
Thank you.
Ann:)

Affordable Dentures Answer : I would love to help you. But you are very very far from my location. You can try and search for help from dental schools near you. They offer affordable dental treatment and sometimes they will do it for free.

Ann : Dental schools?? Just hard to trust a student. . It’s better than nothing though thank you for responding . I appreciate it

Denture wearers can not bite as well as natural dentition. - denturesaffordable.com

Denture wearers can not bite as well as natural dentition. – denturesaffordable.com

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Dislodged Dental Crown

Dislodged Dental Crown

Zach’s Question : My crown fell out. It’s sensitive to brush on the tooth and rinse and eat and drink my dentist is closed till monday

Affordable Dentures Answer : Alright. You have to see your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, clean and keep your crown. Your dentist will decide if your crown can be recemented.

Use anti-sensitivity toothpaste when brushing the abutment tooth. Keep it clean.

Porcelain Crown

Porcelain Crown

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Bleeding Gums and Bad Breath

Bleeding Gums and Bad Breath

Daniel’s Question : I have a prob wth my mouth it produces bad oudor and wen i brush my teath my gums always bleed wat could be e problem

Affordable Dentures Answer : You should see a dentist. You have a gum disease. For more info, read:
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Gum Disease
Who can Suffer from Gum Disease?

Anyone can be affected with gum disease.

Anyone can be affected with gum disease.

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Who can Suffer from Gum Disease

Who can Suffer from Gum Disease

Gum disease can affect anyone at any age at any gender. Some people are more at risk of developing gum disease. Around 90% of people will have gum disease at some point in their lives.

Partial Denture Wearers
The remaining teeth should be cleaned thoroughly. Partial denture wearers need to ensure that they also clean the dentures meticulously. The surface material of a partial denture, combined with the warmth of the mouth, can be ideal environment for plaque microorganisms to multiply. Researches show that removable partial dentures can cause an increase in the accumulation of plaque bacteria that could lead to the progression of gum disease.

Anyone can be affected with gum disease.

Anyone can be affected with gum disease.

Older people
Survey indicates that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease; therefore they need to do even more to maintain gum health. The immune system of older people becomes less efficient and decreased immunity can contribute to gum disease.

Family History of Gum Problems
A family history of periodontal disease can increase the likelihood of gum problems. Parents with poor gum health are more likely to have children with poor gum health. Additionally, some people are genetically more susceptible than others to severe gum disease.

Smokers
The gums smokers are more susceptible to infection because smoking and tobacco use causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so reducing the blood flow and nutrients to the gum tissues. This weakens the body’s defense mechanism, making the gums more susceptible to infection.

Smokers are prone to gum disease.

Smokers are prone to gum disease.

Medications
Many medications can reduce the flow of saliva, which can increase the vulnerability to infections like gum disease. Other medications can cause overgrowth of the gums, which can make it difficult to keep gums clean.

Diabetes
When someone is suffering from diabetes, the blood vessel structure is altered. This may cause a reduction in the efficiency of the blood flow which in turn may weaken the gums and bone, leaving them more prone to infections.

Pregnancy
Gums are often much more sensitive and more susceptible to bleeding during pregnancy and existing gum disease can become more severe due to changes in hormones.

Braces
Orthodontic patients are more susceptible to gum disease. Dental braces can cause an increase in the accumulation of plaque bacteria, therefore patients with braces need to do even more to maintain their gum health.

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