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What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, improve its appearance. Dental cap is a type of dental restoration that completely encircles the tooth and it is needed when there is a large cavity that threatens the health of the tooth.


Types of dental crown:

  • Zirconia crown



Zirconia is a white solid ceramic glaze and one of several newer materials that combine metal’s strength with the aesthetic, tooth-like appearance. They are tooth coloured ,durable, biocompatible.


  • Metal Ceramic crowns.
  • MLS [ Metal laser sintered machine made crown]
  • PFM [ Porcelain fused metal handmade crown]



Metal ceramic crowns will have a metal coping on the inside glazed with ceramic on the outside to match the natural tooth colour. MLS and PFM crown are similar in function and aesthetics.


  • Metal crowns.



Metal dental crowns are made of metal alloys, it is used in the posterior teeth for aesthetic reasons. They provide excellent strength



We at Peach Dental Clinic provide all types of dental crowns. The choice of crown is always up to our patients.

What happens after the root canal treatment ?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure performed to remove infection from the tooth canal, thus preventing reinfection and saving your tooth. When you undergo the root canal therapy, the infected or inflamed pulp (heart of the tooth) is removed, and the inside part of your tooth is disinfected and cleaned, then sealed and filled. After the root canal treatment (removal the pulp), patient will have a tooth that is painless and hollow.

Since the pulp has been removed from the tooth, there is chance for fracture of tooth when patient bite anything hard on it, and hence dental crown will improve the strength of the tooth and help in chewing.


Importance of the dental crown post root canal treatment.


1.Fix a broken tooth.

Teeth tends to become brittle/ weak after the root canal procedure because of the removal of pulp. It is necessary to help strengthen the tooth.

  • How can we strengthen the teeth?

After completing the root canal procedure, your dentist may decide to protect your broken tooth with a crown to restores its pleasing aesthetics and functionality. Dental crowns cover the broken tooth , provide strength to the teeth and help in chewing food.


2.Prevents Re-infection of the tooth.

Dental crowns are not just for aesthetics. They can play a vital role in preventing your tooth by sealing it off from the leakages to avoid re-contamination of the tooth.


At Peach Dental Clinic, we follow up with our patients and make sure they complete all the treatment with ease and full knowledge about the procedures

For more details Call 7785967785


Blog by Dr Monalisa Ravi




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