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A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth, fitting over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and color of a natural tooth. This gives a more natural appearance, so it fits in with the rest of your teeth.
When is a Crown Needed?
Dental crowns are commonly used to restore:
Weak teeth — crowns protect weak teeth, typically caused by severe decay
Cracked teeth — crowns hold together parts of cracked teeth and restore their natural shape, function, and look
Worn down teeth — crowns restore broken or severely worn down teeth, typically caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) or dental erosion
Large fillings — crowns cover and support teeth with large fillings that have little remaining tooth structure left
Tooth discoloration — if teeth are severely discolored, tooth-colored crowns are often used to cover the discoloration. Other options include veneers or teeth whitening's

The choice of dental crown material may vary from area to area they are being used. Zirconia and Emax crowns are the new trends in cosmetic dentistry and their popularity is increasing day by day. Zirconia is a resilient and white coloured material. Zirconia is a non-translucent material which means it does not let the light pass through, unlike natural teeth and porcelain. Because of their mechanical strength, they are more used in molar teeth, which is in a load bearing and aesthetically less important area.
Emax is a type of all-ceramic crowns which gives excellent aesthetic results. Although they give the most natural look on front teeth, Emax crowns are not the most favourable options for load-bearing areas such as molar teeth. Emax crowns are glass based materials and they are more prone to fractures under high pressure such as in the molar teeth.

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How long do dental crowns last?

On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown takes, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits.

What is the difference between a veneer and a crown?

Veneers and crowns are both dental restoration methods that can improve the look and function of your teeth. The main difference is that a veneer covers only the front of your tooth and a crown covers the entire tooth. A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain or other materials, about 1 millimeter (mm) in thickness, that is bonded to the front of your existing tooth. A crown is about 2 mm in thickness and covers the whole tooth.

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How do you know which one is right for you?

If your tooth has a large filling, a root canal, or is very worn or cracked, a crown is likely the best option. If your tooth is basically intact and the restoration is for cosmetic purposes, a veneer may be the best option. Veneers can also be used for minor shape corrections. In our dental center, you will be informed about the necessary treatment for you by our specialist dentist.

How much is a dental crown?

Individual costs vary depending on how many of your teeth will be treated and the material chosen. Zirconium crown is 175 pounds and e.max crown is 235 pounds at Dental Excellence Turkey.

How to take care of dental crowns?

Once the crown is in, it is important to take good care of it. Careful attention to your crown can prolong its life.
Here are some helpful tips:
Practice careful brushing. If you are not already brushing your teeth twice a day, it’s time to start. Consider using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth if your crown or the teeth around it are sensitive to heat or cold.
Flossing daily can help keep all your teeth in tip-top shape.
If you grind or clench your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a night guard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.