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Tips after installing the fez, and what are the prices for installing it at The Dental Center?

Tips After Dental Crown Installation, Installing a dental crown is one of the methods many dentists resort to in order to protect teeth that have been decayed or broken and filled. In this article, we will learn about the types of dental crowns, their prices, and their features.

Tips After Dental Crown Installation

Tips After Dental Crown Installation

Tips After Dental Crown Installation

The dental crown is installed after removing decay from the nerve canal of the damaged tooth or molar and fixing the filling to replace the cavity that was removed. Here, the role of the crown in maintaining the stability of the filling, preventing its fall from the cavity, and supporting the tooth or molar to perform all its functional tasks appears. The crown can be made from various raw materials such as zircon, Emax, porcelain, or metals. Therefore, there are some tips that should be followed to maintain the stability of this crown, especially during the days immediately following its installation, which we will explain as follows:

  • Avoid sticky and chewy foods so they do not stick to the crown and cause part of it to be removed from the top surface of the tooth or molar, thus damaging it.
  • Eat and chew on the jaw that did not have the crown installed to avoid any damage to the crown and keep it intact.
  • Do not bite any hard foods with the jaw containing the crown to prevent it from breaking due to high pressure.
  • Brush the teeth, especially the crown, with toothpaste and a brush well before going to sleep.
  • Avoid using dental floss between the crown and the tooth it is installed on to prevent it from being pulled out.

What Do You Know About Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a cap for a damaged tooth or molar placed after removing decay from its cavity and adding a filling to fill the void of this cavity. Here comes the role of the crown in protecting the filling from falling out of the cavity or cracking when exposed to pressure when eating or talking, in addition to supporting the tooth and giving it the rigidity it needs. The dental crown or cap, as it is called, does not require any care other than brushing the teeth well and always keeping them clean and preventing any food debris from depositing on its surface. Many dentists prefer the crown in some cases, such as:

  • Cases suffering from minor cracks on the surface of one of their teeth.
  • Cases that need protection after the teeth have decayed or been broken due to collision.
  • Teeth where decay has reached the root depth, and a large part of their cavity has been removed and replaced with a filling, causing weakness in the tissues and bones of the affected tooth.
  • Cases that need a crown to fix a bridge between the installed tooth and the adjacent teeth.
  • Hiding deformities and flaws of the teeth.
  • Implant cases that need a cap to protect the implanted tooth surface.
  • Installing the crown is among the necessary procedures in treating a tooth that had nerve filling inside it.
Dental Crown Installation Method

Dental Crown Installation Method

Dental Crown Installation Method

The dental crown installation process is done after completely removing decay from the nerve canal and cavity of the affected tooth. Then, the doctor places the filling material to fill all the voids in the cavity to prevent any bacterial growth. In some cases, the doctor decides to install a crown on top of the tooth to protect it and the filling inside it and support it to withstand the pressure during eating and talking. In these cases, the measurements of the molar are taken in the clinic or medical center using wax molds, then given to the lab technician to make a crown with the same measurements. When the crown is ready, the steps of installing the crown begin as follows:

  • Preparing the tooth by grinding andremoving a thin layer of its enamel coating.
  • Placing the crown on the tooth and testing how comfortable the patient is and how they bite on it.
  • If some problems appear, such as the crown being higher than the rest of the adjacent teeth, the doctor will level the surface of the crown with the tooth surface and polish it so it matches it and the level of the rest of the teeth and molars in the mouth.
  • Gluing the base of the crown to the tooth surface with an adhesive material installed at its base.
  • Biting down hard on the crown after gluing it to the tooth to ensure its stability in the correct place.

Alternatives to Dental Crowns

There are some medical cases where dentists see that they do not require a dental crown, and some patients do not want to install a cap on their damaged teeth. Because of this, it was necessary to resort to other therapeutic alternatives to solve different dental problems or cosmetic alternatives. Let’s display these alternatives in the following points:

  • Therapeutic Alternatives
  1. Dental implants: Cases that lose a tooth or suffer from the extraction of several damaged teeth force doctors to adopt the dental implant technique, which depends on implanting a dental implant or screw in the bones and tissues of the jaw, then over time it is reinforced with abutments and crowns. You can find out the best dental implant doctor in Egypt when reading this article.
  2. Dental bridges: This technique is effective in cases that lose more than one adjacent tooth or molar, where the bridge works to fill the gaps instead of placing a cap on top of each tooth or molar separately. A dental bridge consists of a number of crowns that are attached to each other and this bridge is manufactured according to the patient’s teeth measurements.
  3. Dental prosthetics: Dentures are solutions that have been used for many years as alternatives to extracted teeth, and they are the ideal solution in cases that have lost all teeth in the mouth and do not want a permanent alternative like dental implants.
  • Cosmetic Alternatives
  1. Dental veneers: Consist of cosmetic lenses or veneers placed on broken or damaged teeth to hide their flaws or stains on their surface or fill the gaps and cracks in them, giving a bright attractive smile that many desire. Read more about dental veneer technology and dental veneer prices through this article.
  2. Orthodontics: The most used technique for cosmetic dentistry, especially if the patient wants to beautify all the teeth of the jaw at the same time. Orthodontics solves problems of crooked and protruding teeth or their growth in incorrect places in addition to getting rid of the gaps between the teeth and each other.

Can the Crown Be Dispensed With After Nerve Filling?

In most cases where the nerve is filled, it is necessary to install the crown or cap immediately after fixing the filling, and the percentage of these cases exceeds 90%, to protect the tooth and filling from breaking when exposed to pressure while talking or eating due to the removal of a large part of the enamel layer and tooth cavity. There are very rare cases where the crown is dispensed with and does not require installing a cap on top of the affected tooth or molar because these are cases where the tooth is strong and its tissues and bones are solid; due to decay not reaching its root or depth of its cavity, so a large part of its cavity was not removed, or the used filling is a light-curing filling that does not require drilling a large part in the cavity for its installation. You can learn more about nerve filling and the cost of nerve filling in Egypt when reading this article.

Can You Eat After Installing the Crown?

Dentists do not recommend chewing food on the jaw that had the crown installed within the next 24 hours after the procedure. With continued care for oral and dental hygiene using a brush and tooth paste, the pain will subside within two to three days. It is advisable to avoid hard and chewy foods during the first week after installing the crown, then the patient can resume their normal life and eat as they wish.

How Long Does the Pain Last After Installing the Crown?

The process of installing the crown is not painful and often is done without giving the patient anesthesia; because the crown installation step is the next step to the nerve filling process, so it is not painful and does not require the use of anesthesia. However, some side effects may appear as an allergic reaction accompanied by pain during the next 5 days after the installation process due to the patient’s adaptation to the presence of the crown in the mouth where they feel difficulty in speaking or eating. Over time, the patient will adapt and these symptoms and the associated pain will disappear. But if the pain continues more than that and with a more severe intensity, it is necessary to go to the treating doctor immediately.

Treatment of Gum Inflammation After Installing the Crown

The crown installation process is completely safe and does not cause any side effects, but it is possible after removing decay from the tooth cavity and nerve filling and fixing the tooth cap that symptoms of swelling or redness in the gums appear indicating they are inflamed. It is necessary to receive immediate treatment for gum inflammation; because not treating it quickly can lead to serious complications later. There are reasons for these inflammations, let’s get to know them in the following points:

  • Neglecting teeth cleaning

The continuity of the tooth cap with the patient for a long time without causing diseases or problems depends on caring for brushing the teeth daily with toothpaste and a brush to remove all food residues and debris so that bacteria do not grow causing infection and gum problems.

Gum problems and diseases occur in a large percentage as a result of neglecting oral and dental cleaning in healthy individuals in addition to neglecting cleaning the installations or tooth caps in case of patients because in both cases, tartar accumulates on their surface leading to inflammation.

  • Defect in the cap

The cap itself may be the main reason for gum infection leading to inflammation, and this is due to the following:

  1. Not filling all the voids in the cavity of the affected tooth or molar by the cap.
  2. Falling off its place due to being exposed to high pressure.
  3. Not properly fixing the cap in its correct place, leading to its movement from its place when exposed to the slightest pressure.

To avoid the aforementioned reasons, it is necessary to choose a cap made of high-quality raw material with the treating doctor.

  • Incompatibility of the cap with the tooth

In some cases, the measurements of the cap are not suitable for the tooth and are large in size, loose, not pressed on the tooth surface, giving bacteria the opportunity to accumulate and rot the area under the cap.

After knowing the aforementioned reasons, it is necessary to search for solutions to avoid exposure to complications or problems later, and we will display the treatment methods as follows:

  1. Brushing the teeth with a soft brush that reaches all the narrow areas between the teeth and the appropriate toothpaste for sensitive teeth daily before going to bed.
  2. Rinsing daily with a mixture of water and salt or medical mouthwash containing diluted peroxide.
  3. Treating gum inflammation or problems that occur as a result of bacterial accumulation under the cap, such as treating abscesses that may form due to rot and decay accumulation then replacing the damaged cap with a new one.
  4. Antibiotics that control gum inflammation, preventing its spread to other places in the mouth such as Azithromycin and Amoxicillin.

There are preventive methods to avoid gum inflammation and maintain the health of the cap, teeth, and oral health, so it is necessary to adhere to the following:

  • Choosing a good quality cap made of safe raw material that is not affected by pressures and changes inside the mouth.
  • Regularly cleaning the teeth daily at least once before going to bed or twice in the morning and evening after meals.
  • Regular follow-up with the patient every 3 months or 6 months so that the doctor ensures the safety of the cap and filling or discovers problems in their early stages and easy treatment before any complications occur.
  • Avoiding certain habits that cause problems for the teeth such as opening hard objects with the teeth, pressing hard on the teeth, or placing ice on the teeth for a long time.

How Long Does Installing the Crown Take?

Installing the crown in the clinic or medical center only takes a few minutes, as it is prepared in advance in the dental lab by the technician who was given the patient’s measurements by the doctor, and the preparation period ranges from two to three weeks. If the teeth are kept clean and all the instructions mentioned in this article are followed after the installation process, the crown can last in the patient’s mouth for 25 years.

Types of Dental Crowns and Their Prices

Types of Dental Crowns and Their Prices

Types of Dental Crowns and Their Prices

Technological advancement in the field of dentistry has contributed to providing many options in treatment methods to solve all the different and diverse problems and diseases for patients. Therefore, we notice the existence of types of dental crowns to suit each type to the nature of the patient’s case, and we will display the types of dental crowns as follows:

  • Gold crown

The most used type of crowns in dental treatment due to its durability and rigidity that make it last for many years with the patient, reaching more than 10 years without being affected by any conditions occurring in the mouth. This crown is made of gold, copper, and some other metals, and its price can range between  7000 and 10000 Egyptian pounds

  • Metal crown covered with porcelain on the outside

This type of crown is characterized by its good connection to the teeth, making it solid to withstand any pressures occurring in the mouth, so it lasts with the patient for a period ranging between 5 and 10 years. In addition to its elegant appearance that does not negatively affect the appearance of the teeth when smiling, its prices range between 5000 and 8000 Egyptian pounds.

  • Zirconia crown

Zircon crown is suitable for patients with dental allergies, and this crown is made of zirconium oxide with a white color, making it suitable for the color and shape of natural teeth. In addition to its ability to withstand the pressure of eating and talking, the cost of this crown ranges between 6000 and 9000 Egyptian pounds.

  • Emax crown

This type consists of a strong cluster of transparent lithium disilicate material, making it a cosmetic solution for flaws of the front teeth. Emax crown is the most expensive type used recently, where its price exceeds 10000 Egyptian pounds.

Disadvantages of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns have many advantages, but at the same time, they have various types of disadvantages such as disadvantages after their immediate installation, disadvantages after a long period of their installation, or disadvantages related to the crown itself. Let’s get to know these disadvantages in detail and how to prevent them as follows:

Disadvantages of Dental Crowns After Immediate Installation

  • Cases where the nerve was not removed before installing the crown may feel pain immediately after installation.
  • Allergic reaction to the metal the cap or crown is made of.
  • Not using enough adhesive to bond the crown to the tooth may lead to the crown falling off.
  • The size of the crown not suitable for the tooth surface measurements may lead to the accumulation of food debris under the crown or the movement of the crown from its place.
  • If the tooth cavity is not sterilized well during the nerve filling, it will lead to bacterial growth under the crown surface.

Disadvantages of Dental Crowns After a Long Period of Their Installation

  • Appearance of rot and abscess under the cap surface in case the crown is not pressed well on the tooth surface and not fixed on it without any voids between them.
  • With continuous neglect of dental and oral hygiene, the patient may get infected, especially in the place of the crown.
  • The crown falling off due to continuous pressure on it for long periods due to chewinghard foods and opening hard objects with the teeth.

Disadvantages of Dental Crowns

  • The metal-made crown not matching the natural shape and color of the teeth.
  • Short lifespan of some types of crowns such as porcelain-made crowns.
  • Not choosing a dental crown from suitable raw material and not making the appropriate shape and size for the patient’s measurements may cause discomfort and lack of adaptation, especially in cases of front dental crowns.
  • The crown being higher than the tooth surface may cause pain when chewing food and talking.

It is possible to prevent the aforementioned disadvantages, especially those related to the quality of crown installation and its measurements not fitting the tooth surface, by choosing a skilled and highly experienced doctor and a medical center that offers medical services at the highest level of professionalism. Therefore, we recommend The Dental Center, which includes a group of specialized doctors in dental installations and crowns, and its management is always keen to provide the latest medical devices used in the field of dentistry and work for the comfort of all patients. Adhering to all dental and oral health care tips that will be provided by the center’s doctors after installing the crown.

4 Tips for Dental Crown Care

4 Tips for Dental Crown Care

4 Tips for Dental Crown Care

There are some guidelines that help in taking care of the dental crown for the longest possible period without being affected by any conditions or pressures occurring in the mouth, so let’s list these guidelines in the following points:

  1. Eat soft chewy foods in the days following the crown installation process to avoid the pressure that may arise when eating some hard or sticky foods.
  2. Clean the teeth with a brush, toothpaste, dental floss, and a toothpick daily at least once.
  3. Avoid using the teeth to open hard objects, especially the teeth that had a crown installed on their surface.
  4. Minimize the consumption of hard foods like nuts and sticky foods like jelly so as not to cause pressure on the crown or cause it to crack.

What Are the Prices of Dental Crown Installation?

The prices of dental crown installation in Egypt differ from other Arab and foreign countries due to the difference in the local currency price, the Egyptian pound, against the price of the international currency, which is the dollar over time, affecting the prices of raw materials used in the manufacture of dental crowns and the costs of medical devices used that are always updated first hand due to the huge technological development occurring in the field of dentistry. There are other factors that also affect the price, which are represented in the skill of the treating doctor, the location of the center or clinic, the quality of the supporting medical team, the extent of applying sterilization and infection control methods in the place, the affected place, and the number of teeth that will be treated. All the aforementioned factors are available in The Dental Center with suitable offers for all patients where the price of a metal crown made of nickel-chrome without a face reaches 320 Egyptian pounds, whereas the average price of installing a porcelain dental crown ranges between 400 and 600 Egyptian pounds, and the cost is 1000 Egyptian pounds for a zircon dental crown, or 5000 Egyptian pounds for an Emax dental crown.

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