A Guide on Metal Dental Crowns.
Most people don’t know what it involves when the dentist advice them they to have dental crowns. Below is some useful information about metal dental crowns.
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, dentist used to remove it in the past. With the introduction of dental crowns, your decayed or damaged tooth will not be removed. Dental crowns have several benefits, such as strengthening your tooth, helping in its appearance and alignment.
Metal dental crowns are made of non-noble metals. You can have a metal dental crown your whole life.
To take proper care of your tooth crowns, brush and floss twice daily.
Where you are based and the dentist will use, will determine how much you will pay for the dental crowns. It is advisable you check prices from different dentists. The price for metal dental crowns are affordable and they don’t go beyond $1500.
Some of the factors that influence the price of the dental crown are insurance coverage, location and the material used to make it. If you are paying using insurance, it is important you inquire first. In most cases insurance don’t cover dental crowns, if they are for cosmetic reasons. You can information about insurance option, if you read more here.
For the metal dental crown to be completed, 2 visits to the dentist will be required. During your first procedure, it will take around 1 hour. The enamel of the teeth that is damaged or decayed will first be removed. During this visit, the doctor will do a check up on your tooth, to see if it can withstand the crown. The area where the tooth crown will be placed will be numbed. It normal takes the dentist around 3 weeks to make the crown, during that time you will have a temporary one.
During your second visit the temporary crown will be removed. The dentist will numb the area to avoid any sensitivity. It is a requirement for the dentist to apply dental cement on the crown, before placing it on top of your tooth. As time goes by, you will get used to having the dental crown.
When it comes to metal dental crown, there are 4 options you can choose from, such as platinum crown tooth, gold, cobalt-chromium, and nickel-chromium.
Metal dental crowns are placed at the back of your mouth due to the color. Metal dental crowns are effective in withstanding the pressure that you get from chewing and biting. Another benefits of metal dental crowns is they don’t break or cheap.
The temporary crown that dentist place on tooth before you get the permanent one is made of stainless steel. It is used of babies whose baby teeth will fall off.