The best candidates for inlays and onlays are those who have experienced major tooth decay or tooth damage and are no longer ideal candidates for dental fillings.
If you have new cavities, or old metal fillings that need to be replaced, inlays and onlays are a durable,
natural looking alternative that preserve remaining tooth structure.
Examining and preparing the tooth: at the first visit, the dentist may take a few x-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone.The photos of your teeth (with your smile or your teeth) will be asked to in association with digital X-Ray film.
If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed.
- Metals used in crowns included alloys (e.g. palladium), gold alloy or a base-metal alloy (e.g. nickel or chromium). Unlike other crown types, less tooth structure, less tooth structure needs to be removed when using metal crowns. Metal crowns are resilient, being able to withstand chewing and biting forces well and in terms of wear down, usually last the longest.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns are able to be colour matched to the neighbouring teeth (unlike metallic crowns)
- All-porcelain dental crowns offer the best natural colour match.All-ceramic crowns are a sound choice for front teeth.
- Aside all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns appear most like normal teeth. However, at times the metal underneath the crown’s porcelain can show through as a dark line, particularly at the gum.
- All Porcelian Dental Crowns wear down opposing teeth somewhat more than metal or resin crowns and are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns
- Sharp pain or tooth ache.
- Pain or sensitivity in gums or tissues.
- Thermal sensitivity to hot or cold.
- Sensitivity to air.
- Pain when biting.
- Discomfort of the jaw muscles or joint.
- Tenderness when biting.
- If the pain or discomfort continues, a dental examination and X-ray may be necessary to determine the cause and appropriate course of action.
It usually takes gum tissue about 3-4 weeks to heal. The bone can take up to 6 months to heal completely. However, pain should be lessening by the second day. But it varies from person to person, and also depends on how easy or difficult the tooth removal was
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