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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is essentially a protective cap placed on top of a damaged, or otherwise impaired tooth and it is used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your tooth. It can also be used to prevent a weak or cracked tooth from breaking.

How does a tooth become damaged or weakened?

The tooth might be damaged by a cavity that is too extensive for a filling or if the tooth is severely worn down, cracked or weakened by trauma - such as a bad knock.

Due to its protective nature and durability, a dental crown may also be recommended following a root canal treatment, as the tooth will be fragile and may require extra fortification. Same goes for if you are missing a tooth, the dentist may need to put in a dental implant and finish it off with a beautiful dental crown or “bridge” the gap with a dental bridge.

There are different types of crowns, like for example zirconia or ceramic. Your dentist will advise you on the best material for your crown considering:

  • The tooth location and how much it shows when you smile

  • The position of your gum tissue

  • The function of the tooth that needs the crown

  • How much natural tooth will remain

  • The colour of your natural teeth

Crowns are meant to last, so once your crown is inserted and to ensure the durability of your crown there are different ways to protect it with proper care:

  • Avoid chewing hard food for one or two days after the treatment

  • Brush carefully twice a day. Consider also using toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

  • Keep it nice and clean and floss daily - we recommend using a water flosser like the Soniq Aqua. This is a portable water flosser that will make it easier to reach the most difficult spots without any pain.

  • After every meal rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash.

For the first few days or even the first week the crown might feel a bit strange in your mouth but you'll get used to it with time and then you’ll not even remember it is there!

Contact us now to get more information on same day crowns!

+230 484 0156

- “Always wear your invisible crown” by Vanshika, Dental Assistant

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