The use of dental crowns is fast increasing among the people. Ranging from cosmetic reasons to holding dental bridges in place to being a covering for weak teeth, dental crowns are widely used in dentistry.
What is a dental crown and why is it used?
A dental crown is nothing but a cover that is put on tooth so as to improve its appearance or to strengthen it further or to alter its size or shape. It is used to enclose the part of the tooth that is visible or simply the part of the tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns are used because, in the case of weakened teeth, only a crown can sustain the teeth. When it comes to appearance, people with odd shaped teeth or irregular sized teeth prefer to use a dental crown to improve the appearance of their teeth. The maximum use of dental crowns is in the field of cosmetic dentistry. The conventional dentistry uses crowns to cover dental implants and to support weaker teeth.
Where all can a dental crown be used?
A dental crown is used for holding dental bridges in their place. It can be used to cover a discoloured tooth or to re shape a misshaped tooth. Dental crowns are used to restore worn out or broken teeth. Dental crowns are also used in cases of children where the teeth has been damaged to an extent that it cannot be repaired by filling. When, dental implants are used, a crown may be used to cover it up. When a tooth is suspected to be susceptible to breaking apart, a dentist may suggest the use of a dental crown.
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Orthodontics, a specialised field of dentistry deals with diagnosis, prevention and correction of misalignment in teeth and jaws. It also deals with correction of gaps in teeth as well. Orthodontic treatment help to align the malocclusions to provide a better positioned and aligned set of teeth and jaws.
Symptoms indicating need for orthodontics Treatment
- Crooked teeth – this refers to mispositioned or misaligned set of teeth.
- Overbite – also known as buck teeth, this condition arises when the upper row of front teeth protrudes forward over the lower row.
- Underbite – also known as bull dog teeth, this condition arises when the upper row of teeth is too far back from the lower row or lower row of teeth protrudes forward over the upper row of teeth.
- Open bite – the upper and lower row of teeth do not touch each other when biting together.
- Misplaced midline – the center of teeth do not align.
Orthodontics Treatment Procedures
Braces or Aligners – to apply pressure to reposition teeth.
Removable space maintainers – to maintain space for new teeth.
Jaw repositioning appliances – they are used to train jaws to help them close in preferred positions.
Cheek and Lip bumpers – they are used to keep the cheek and lip away to avoid their undue pressure on the teeth.
Headgear – they are used to slow down the growth of jaws.
Palatable expander – the curve of the upper jaw can be expanded with the help of this.
A pioneer in the field of dentistry since a few years, Dr. Neethu’s Smile Care Dental Clinic is committed in offering quality dental treatment at an affordable cost. Based in Palakkad in Kerala the clinic offers a wide range of treatments in orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, periodontics and endodontics under the leadership of Dr. Neethu Jyothish.
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