The installation of the crown is necessary for a complete tooth replacement. Modern crowns are able to eliminate almost all possible defects, since they are fixed structures of a natural shape, identical to a healthy tooth or even better in terms of chewing properties. With the help of the latest achievements in dentistry with crowns, you can even eliminate the serious shortcomings of the dentition.
Indications for installing crowns
Patients who regularly visit their dentist can learn about the need to install the crown directly from him long before the onset of an urgent need. In other cases (with prolonged disregard for dental disease or trauma), the dentist needs some time for examination (visual examination, X-rays and other tests) to conclude that dental prosthetics are necessary.
The main reasons for installing crowns include:
The spread of carious lesions of more than 50% of dental tissues in the presence of a healthy, strong root to establish the pin;
Dramatic damage to the aesthetic appearance (for example, discoloration) of one or more teeth;
Rapidly progressive tooth decay due to non-carious disease;
Complete loss of a tooth due to gum disease and periodontal disease;
Pathological abrasion of the enamel of one or more teeth;
Extraction of teeth adjacent to the damaged one for the installation of a cermet bridge.
Preparation for prosthetics
For most people, any dental procedures are associated with the characteristic unbearable toothache and the inconvenience of the dental office. But do not be afraid of installing prostheses, because the most unpleasant of the stages of this operation – turning the tooth – is much easier tolerated than the standard cleaning of caries with a drill. Moreover, all operations take place under local anesthesia with the most effective drugs.
Other stages of preparing teeth for prosthetics include the cleaning of plaque and removal of tartar, as well as the treatment of caries. If the tooth on which the crown is installed is too damaged, it is restored before the prosthesis.
To begin with, teeth whose treatment is considered meaningless are removed. After two weeks, the prosthesis continues with a full antiseptic treatment of the oral cavity, filling of the canals and carious cavities with constant monitoring using x-rays. If the pin is established, the root of the tooth, which is unable to hold the prosthesis, should also be removed.
Sometimes the crown is placed on living teeth,