If overcrowding of one or even more teeth, a dental crown procedure is necessary. The crown treatment is performed in several steps. Crowding of teeth can cause several serious dental problems if not fixed. Remember that dental emergency procedure cost is higher when immediate treatment is needed. So as early as possible, treat your crowded teeth before it can cause more risks and complications in your dental health.
Normally, about three sessions are required at the dentist.
In the first session of the crown treatment, the dentist first checks the tooth to be crowned. An X-ray image is often essential to assess the situation. For example, if tooth decay or even the nerve severely damages the tooth is already attacked and dead, a root canal treatment must first be performed to remove the bacteria in the root canal and prevent further infections.
For the crown, the dentist first anesthetizes the affected tooth or the surrounding gums with a syringe. Subsequently, a portion of the tooth substance is removed to make room for the crown. The dentist creates an impression of the remaining tooth substance with a special modeling compound because the crown is individually made by a dental laboratory in shape and color, usually within two weeks. In this way, it can be ensured that the crown fits aesthetically and optimally into the “overall picture”.
Until the right crown is completed, the patient receives a temporary crown that protects the underlying tooth structure. This is usually made of plastic and is placed with a pressure-sensitive adhesive in the right place.
If the crown is in matching shape and color, the transition solution is removed from plastic. The dentist now checks whether the crown has the desired color and shape. The crown is permanently attached to the remaining tooth substance using special cement. If the crown in shape and color does not meet the requirements of the patient, it will be adjusted again – this can take one to two weeks.
Sometime after insertion, a check-up is made at the dentist who rechecks the seat of the crown.
After crowning the tooth, it retains not only its former appearance but also its natural functions. All-ceramic crowns are particularly resistant and keep with thorough care and regular visits to the dentist between 10 and 15 years.