What Are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Who Is A Candidate For Dental Crowns

Our dental life is not always a long, calm river. And it is possible that after an incident, or that due to poor oral hygiene, you need to replace a damaged or unhealthy tooth. If the latter has lost too much material, you will sometimes have no choice but to place a dental crown, which will serve to replace the vacuum and provide a stable and durable structure to your prosthesis.

What's a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a prosthesis that will replace your natural tooth. This solution will be offered to you by your dentist. Some of immediate functional benefits that dental crowns offer include:

  • To protect a damaged tooth (by covering it completely, unlike veneers which cover the anterior part);
  • To replace a damaged, broken or cracked tooth;
  • To support or cover a closed tooth in which very little healthy material remains;
  • To restore a tooth that has been devitalized (after root canal treatment, in particular);
  • To replace a malformed or discolored tooth over time, deformed or blocked by a filling;
  • To cover a dental implant.
  • To strengthen or beautify your smile

The whole point of the dental crown is, therefore, to save your tooth and avoid extracting it, by preserving the pulp (most often thanks to root canal treatment). The root will always be usable and will serve as support for the implantation of your dental crown. The installation of a crown can also be done following an implant if your tooth was too damaged to be preserved and was therefore extracted. In this case, the implant will replace the root and serve as a support for your dental crown.

What Are the Advantages of Dental crowns over other dental restorations?

As part of the family of partial fixed dental prostheses (like a bridge or dental implant), the crown has many unique advantages when compared to other restorations. These can include:

  • Aesthetics: these help standardize your smile and make it more beautiful by unifying the color and shape of your teeth; 
  • Functional:  a crown will strengthen a tooth that is too weak or damaged, and therefore regain your full chewing function. Dental crowns are as strong and durable as a natural tooth, and you will usually find almost normal chewing; 
  • Stability:  the crowns are generally glued (using cement) to your natural tooth, and this permanently. Unlike removable dentures, they do not need to be removed for maintenance and are therefore much more stable. 

What Are the different types of dental crowns?

While crowns share the same functional advantages & benefits, there exist several different types of dental crowns. The main dental crowns include:

Metal Crowns

This is the type of dental crowns most used, especially because of its very affordable price and its solidity. However, the metal crown is much less aesthetic (since it does not replicate the natural color of your tooth) and is therefore generally placed on the teeth at the back of your mouth. The metal used can vary, from gold to silver, for example. 

Ceramic Dental Crowns

More recent than the other models, they are composed of a very resistant ceramic structure, itself covered with ceramic perfectly imitating the natural shade of your teeth. It is certainly the best dental crown in terms of quality, but also one of the most expensive.

Ceramic is also a biocompatible material, which means that this type of crown will fit perfectly in your mouth, limiting the risk of rejection.

The Resin Dental Crown

Temporarily used to protect your tooth while waiting for the technician to finish designing your final crown, it is more porous and lets microbes pass, which is why you shouldn’t keep it too long.

The Metal Ceramic Crown

Composed of a metal shell that will be covered with a ceramic coating (the same color as your natural tooth), this is an option that is both aesthetic and durable and in any case, the one offering the best ratio price quality. 

Contact Amin Salvi Dental

Amin Salvi Dental is experienced in providing dental crowns in Rancho Cucamonga & Corona, CA. If you have any additional questions about how to improve your oral health or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today!

Can I Drink Coffee With Clear Aligners In?

Amin Salvi Dental Coffee Pot With Cup

Orthodontic treatment can be helpful in repositioning crooked and crowded teeth, creating a perfectly aligned smile. If you’ve been feeling poorly about the appearance of your teeth, it might be time to consider orthodontic treatment using clear aligners. It’s never too late to take charge of your appearance and to find an orthodontic option that works for you. Treatment is quick and easy, and is closely monitored in the office by our doctors.

Orthodontic Treatment Can

All About Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are unique because they uses clear trays to carefully straighten your teeth, rather than the wires and brackets of traditional braces. You can start treatment with clear aligners at virtually any age, so you’re never too old to change your smile and feel better about the way that you look. The beauty about clear aligners is that they are removable, so you can still take good care of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, without bulky brackets or wires getting in the way. Treatment with clear aligners is unique to each individual patient, and is carefully planned through a consultation appointment.

Can You Drink Coffee With Your Clear Aligners In?

It is imperative that you remove your aligner trays whenever eating. However, it is safe to keep them in when drinking fluids of any kind. However, keep in mind that you should avoid drinking coffee that is too hot, as it can warp the aligners, getting in the way of successful treatment. It is a good idea to remove your aligner trays after drinking coffee to brush your teeth. This can help to prevent staining of your teeth so that when you are done with your treatment, you’ll have a full, white, and bright smile.

Maintaining Your Clear Aligners and Results

The best way to maintain your clear aligners is to minimize the time that the trays are out of your mouth. You should be wearing these trays for up to 22 hours a day, so when they are out of your mouth, you should keep them by your side so that they do not get lost, broken, or forgotten. Following treatment, results can easily be maintained with the use of a retainer worn nightly. Retainers are made for you after you have completed your treatment with the aligner trays and your desired effect has been achieved.

If you would like to learn more about clear aligners, and want to come in for a consultation, call us today and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.

Can You Drink Coffee With Your Invisalign In

What Can You Not Eat After Dental Implants?

Amin Salvi Dental Dentist Showing Dental Implants

Not many years ago, losing a tooth left you with few options for replacement. While it may seem that permanent teeth should be able provide a lifetime of function, it doesn’t always end up that way. They may be lost from an accident, decay, or gum disease. Since teeth start as a full set, even one missing tooth may affect the delicate balance inside your mouth.

As teeth slowly lean and migrate into extra spaces, wear and cracks from excessive force often creates escalating problems.

All About Dental Implants 1

All About Dental Implants

Implants are inserted deep into the bone of the jaw. Over the course of a few months, the implant itself will fuse naturally with the bone. This is a process that is known as osseointegration, and it typically takes anywhere from three to six months, or longer for some individuals. Once fused, the implant is securely in place and can be used to secure a variety of other dental restorations. In order to ensure the implant heals correctly, it needs adequate time to fuse with the bone. Because of this, it’s important that you are aware of the foods you’re eating, which may prevent the implant from healing.

What Foods Should You Avoid?

Immediately after surgery and for the first two days following surgery, it is best to stick to a liquid diet. This includes smoothies, pudding, yogurt, and jello. This allows the surgical site to heal and for all swelling to go down. For the first two weeks, you should avoid eating anything that is overly crunchy and hard, or that requires a lot of chewing in order to swallow safely. Until the implant fuses with the bone, it’s important to prevent exerting too much pressure onto the actual implant. Some of the foods you should avoid include:

  • Hard candies
  • Pretzels
  • Hard breads and bagels
  • Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Hard fruits
  • Hard veggies
  • Tough meats
What Foods Should You Avoid 1

What to Expect with Your New Implants

Once the implant has been given enough time to heal properly, you can go back to enjoying all of the foods that you love. Implants can often heal within three to six months, but this time frame varies from patient to patient. With the help of regular checkup appointments, we’ll be able to monitor your implant to ensure it is healing correctly and is fusing with the underlying bone.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call us today and we can get you in for a conveniently scheduled appointment.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Amin Salvi Dental Dental Implant Illustration

If you are completely
missing one or more of your teeth, implants can help with restoring your smile
and getting you to feel more confidence in your appearance. In the past, you
may have been told that the only two options available to you to replace a missing
tooth were fixed bridges and partial dentures. While both of these restorations
are still widely used in the dental industry, implants are more common because
they restore a tooth permanently without compromising surrounding teeth.

Why Should You Consider Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a
permanent, life-long restoration that is specifically meant to enhance your
smile. The surgery itself is relatively noninvasive and commonly performed, so
you can have implant placement complete in just an hour. The implant, which is
made out of a surgical-grade titanium, will fuse with the jaw bone in under six
months. Once the implant has fused with the bone, you can benefit from a
completely permanent anchor for crowns and other restorations.

How Long Will Implants Last?

Once an implant has
completely healed, you can benefit from having it for the rest of your life.
Implants are made out of titanium, so they can withstand a lot of force and
pressure no matter how much you clench or grind your teeth. What’s not
permanent are the restorations that are placed on top of the implant, like a
dental crown. These restorations need to be replaced every few years or decades
depending on the materials being used. The implant itself will stay in place
for decades without any special care or attention.

The Procedure and What to Expect

During the procedure, the
doctor will create a small incision into the gums to place the implant. The
implant may be secured using a retainer, which is meant to keep the appliance
in place. The implant will fuse with the bone in less than a year and can then
be used as an abutment for crowns or dentures. Many patients choose to have
implant-supported dentures so that their dentures do not fall out or slip
throughout the day. Our doctors are dedicated to providing you with a
high-quality implant that enhances your natural smile.

If you are interested in
dental implants and what they can do for your smile, call our office so that
our staff members can help with getting you in for an appointment

Covid Amin Salvi

Membership Sign Up

Choose a plan to sign up for get more information.