A Dental Crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or Dental implant. Crowns can be made from many different materials Crowns are used to improve the overall appearance and strength of a tooth. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. The procedure and materials can be expensive but very beneficial to dental health.
Reasons for a Dental Crown
1. Root Canal- Dental crowns are often used after a patient has had root canal therapy. The Crown provides strength to an otherwise brittle tooth.
2. Aesthetics – A Dental Crown is used when a patient wants to have their smile aesthetically improved and when a Veneer or Laminate is not an option. Full coverage crowns can alter the shape, color, size, or shade of a patients tooth.
3. Implants- Dental Implants are often fitted with a Crown
4. Surveyed crown- A Crown is a good restoration choice when a tooth is intended as an abutment tooth for a removable partial denture.
On your first visit your dentist will take an impression or a mold of your teeth. This will help the dental lab with creating your temporary and permanent Crown or Bridge. On your next visit your dentist will prepare your tooth or teeth. The tooth that is receiving the crown will be filed down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown.
After reshaping your tooth you dentist will take a second impression off your teeth. These impressions are then sent to a Dental Lab where your Permanent crowns will be made.
Because it will take some time for your permanent crowns to be made, your dentist will place a temporary crown on your tooth. Temporary crowns may be whiter or darker there your other natural teeth and may not look very nice. But these are only temporary and will only be in for a few weeks.
Your dentist and Dental Lab will match your permanent crowns to your natural teeth. Make sure to be open and share your concerns about the color of your new Crowns. There are many options to give you that Perfect smile you have always wanted.
On your last visit your dentist will remove your temporary crown, they will check the fit and color of your permanent crowns and when all is approved the permanent crowns will be cemented to our teeth.
Material used for Dental Crowns
Standard Porcelain fused to metal. The core of the crown is a metal cap, the porcelain in fused over the metal cap giving it a nice tooth like appearance and shape. The cost for a standard porcelain crown in Tijuana Mexico is $240 to $265 each tooth.
E.Max all porcelain, metal free Crowns. These crowns are made of quality durable materials ad are suitable for veneers or Full crowns on the front teeth. These crowns are great for cosmetic dentistry. They are not recommend for crowns on molar teeth. The cost for these crowns in Tijuana Mexico are $365 each tooth.
Zirconium/Porcelain Crowns are very strong and can be used anywhere in the mouth. The look is also so close to your natural teeth you can hardly tell they are crowns. Zirconium crowns have quickly become the preferred material for dental crowns. Zirconium is a very strong substance that can endure war and tear of everyday use. These crowns cost about $435 per unit in Tijuana Mexico.
With any dental work there can be a large bill at the end of your visit but not in Tijuana Mexico. Dental Care in Tijuana Mexico is a fraction of the cost as the United States.
Call Dr. Mexico – Tijuana Dentist Center today and let us restore your smile!