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

Dentures PH 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.

Dentures PH 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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