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Everything You Need To Know About A Dental Crown
A 3D illustration of a dental crown bridge covering the damaged teeth

Smile is the first and best impression we can impart to the whole world with confidence. An unfortunate situation might arise when you might break or damage your teeth. But don't lose heart; you can always restore that beautiful smile on your face with dental crowns. It will be the right solution as these crowns can be customized to look alike to your natural tooth. Restoring a tooth has many procedures, but dental crowns are very effective as they have been in use for many decades now.

The dental crown completely encases the visible portion of the tooth. It restores the strength, appearance, shape, size and functionality of the damaged tooth. Dental crowns are fixed just above the gum line with utmost care to look realistic and natural. Temporary crowns are made in the dentist's facility with an acrylic-based material or stainless steel. In contrast, a permanent crown is made in a dental laboratory, mostly of ceramic or porcelain.

How Many Tooth Cap Types Are There?

Tooth caps, also known as dental crowns, are made from various materials and categorized accordingly.

  • Stainless Steel

Stainless steel crowns are used as a temporary measure to protect the filling or tooth when the permanent crown is yet to arrive. They are mostly used on children's teeth in a single sitting at an affordable price. Stainless steel crown is designed to fit on top of a primary tooth to protect it from further tooth decay.

  • Metal

Metal crowns have higher amounts of platinum, gold, cobalt-chromium or nickel-chromium. These tooth cap types are durable to withstand any level of biting and chewing. Metal crowns do not easily wear off and rarely break or chip.

  • Porcelain Fused To Metal

Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns are the ones that can match the exact teeth colour. They look very realistic, like a normal tooth, and are good for front and back teeth. But these have higher risks of chipping and breaking. With time the underlying metal colour starts to show out due to a receding gum line.

  • Resin

A resin dental crown is the least expensive than many other tooth caps. But they are easily prone to fractures and wear down with time. Resin is the only crown that is quickly fixed in dental care in Gowrivakkam, Chennai. You can reach out to them if you are looking for quick-fix options.

  • Ceramic

A ceramic dental crown offers a wide range of natural matches to various teeth shades. It is more suitable for people allergic to metals. These can be used for both the front and back teeth. A ceramic crown effectively restores your smile through any renowned dental clinic in Medavakkam, Adyar, Sholinganallur, Velachery, etc.

A Quick Look Into Dental Crown Cost

Now that you understand the different dental crowns, a tooth cap in India will cost you between 14,000 INR to 65,000 INR. The exact cost relies on the type of material used, dental facility, doctor's experience, city where you reside, number of crowns and patient's health condition.

Porcelain crowns are the most expensive ones. Procedures like a prior root canal or gum correcting surgery to improve aesthetics will increase the overall dental crown cost. But if you are looking for a low-cost solution, consider opting for a resin crown. According to an approximate estimate, the most popular crows will cost:

  • Gold Crowns – 48,000 INR
  • Porcelain Crowns – 64,000 INR
  • Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns – 40,000 INR

Insurance can cover 50% of the crown's cost. However, if you intend to get a crown to improve your look, you cannot claim insurance.

Common Dental Crown Problems

Plenty of dental crowns lead to complications after a few months. Therefore, it is essential to know the possible dental crown problems so that you can notice them as soon as they show up.

  • Chips or Fractures
  • Dental Decay
  • Sensitivity or Discomfort
  • Loose Crown
  • Allergic reactions
  • Nerve Issues
  • Formation of a dark line in between the teeth and gum

The Takeaway

Crown treatments may either take two visits or a single day, depending on the type of dental crown. With your first visit, at 4 Squares Dentistry we will offer you the temporary crown with a thorough investigation. It will include an X-ray, root canal and tooth preparation techniques like reshaping. Once the impression is taken, we will schedule your second visit after a few weeks to fix the custom-made permanent crown. Walk-in, and we promise to restore your confident smile with the most premium dental crowns.

Also Read: Dental Hygiene: How To Care For Your Child’s Teeth