A Guide on Metal Dental Crowns.
For most people when they go to the dentist and they are told they need dental crowns, they don’t know what that means. This article focuses on everything you need to know about metal dental crowns.
In the past, dentist used to remove any tooth that has decayed or that was damaged. Now they don’t have to do that, they will just place the crown on top of the tooth. Dental crowns have several benefits, such as strengthening your tooth, helping in its appearance and alignment.
Non-noble metals is what is used to make the metal dental crown. Metal dental crowns are very durable and they can last you a life-time.
To take proper care of your tooth crowns, brush and floss twice daily.
Dental crowns don’t have a standard price, the price is determined by the dentist who will do the procedure and the location. To get a price that is within your budget, compare rates from different dentist. The price for metal dental crowns range between $500 to $1500.
The type of dental crown you choose and your insurance coverage will determine the price. Most insurance companies pay for all the cost for the dental crowns. In most cases insurance don’t cover dental crowns, if they are for cosmetic reasons. You can read more about insurance here.
There are 2 procedures involved in getting a metal dental crown. During your first procedure, it will take around 1 hour. First, the dentist will remove the unhealthy teeth enamel, which can include removing the entire tooth. During your first visit your dentist will check if your tooth has an complications. The dentist will then use anesthesia to numb that area. The dentist will then give you a temporary crown, as you wait for around 3 weeks for your crown to be made.
During your second visit the temporary crown will be removed. Before the dentist does the procedure, they will numb the area. So that the dental crown can be placed on your tooth, the dentist will apply dental cement on it. As time goes by, you will get used to having the dental crown.
There are several types of metal dental crowns, for example, nickel-chromium, cobalt-chromium, gold and platinum crown tooth.
Your dentist will place the dental mental crown at the back of your tooth, because of the color. Metal dental crowns are effective in withstanding the pressure that you get from chewing and biting. Hardly will you find metal dental crowns getting broken or chipped.
For the temporary crown, the dentist use a stainless steel dental crown. It is used of babies whose baby teeth will fall off.