Common questions about dental crowns

Also known as dental caps, dental crowns can be described as hollow devices whose main duty is to protect and restore damaged teeth, or in simple terms, to provide a stronger chewing surface.

For those who wish to learn more about these devices, here is a compilation of some of the most common questions regarding dental crowns:

Where do dental crowns come from?

Dental crowns are manufactured in a dental lab, but it is also possible for your dentist in tijuana to create some for you.

What kind of material do dental crown in tijuana come in?

Dental crowns may come in different materials with the most common ones being ceramic, porcelain, gold, gold alloys and zirconia.

How long does a quality dental crown last?

A dental crown of high quality can last up to 20 years will proper hygiene and of course, regular visits to the dentist. The type of food one eats may affect crown life as will some habits such as biting fingernails and grinding.

How exactly does a crown get placed and is the process painful?

With a highly qualified dentist, it is possible to create and place a crown within a day. However, it is not uncommon for some good dentists to complete the process in two days. The area around the tooth that is being worked on is usually numbed. This means that the process is not as painful as most people believe.

In addition to this, root canals are not necessary during the process of crown placement, but as every good dentist will recommend,crown placement is necessary for any tooth that has gone through root canal treatment.