It Is Suitable For
· Those in Dubai, UAE who need tooth damage treatment.
· Those with decayed tooth.
· Those with damaged tooth.
· Those who wish to improve their teeth appearance.
· Those who wish to fix and replace a damaged tooth.
What is Dental Crown?
Dental Crowns are fixed prosthetic restorations created to restore a damaged tooth by permanently cementing on teeth that have chipped or cracked. In some cases where it extends down onto the root surface, crowns essentially replace the original crown part of the natural tooth. Crowns are custom made to fit over each tooth by a variety of materials available.
Crowns help to protect and restore the shape, functionality, appearance, as well as strength of a damaged tooth. The tooth covered with a crown can be used as normal to chew food without risking further damage to the damage underneath.
Moreover, crowns can be used to maintain the structural integrity of the mouth and bite as they fill the teeth gap and provide a proper structure for the support.
How It Works
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations. Crowns fit on teeth just as how sewing thimbles fit on fingertips - they fit over the top of the tooth and protect the damage underneath it. In most cases, the tooth will be reshaped for the replacement crown to cap over and cemented in place. Dental crowns can be fashioned from stainless steel, ceramic, acrylic, gold, and metal alloys. They are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and are not removable like dentures. With good oral hygiene, dental crowns can last a lifetime. It is important to keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice daily.
For the ones who have completely extracted the damaged tooth, an implant is necessary prior to inserting the crown in.
Dental Crown Procedure
1. Local anesthesia will be applied to numb the tooth and gum tissue around it
2. Preparation of the tooth by removing its outer portion, including the decay so the crown will fit, and reshaping it
3. An impression will be made from a mold or digitally scanning of the tooth to provide an exact model for the crown
4. A temporary crown may be placed while waiting for the permanent crown to be ready within 2 weeks
5. Placing of the permanent crown under local anesthesia
Advantages and Limitations of Dental Crown
· Replaces a damaged tooth
· Covers dental implant
· Covers discolored or poorly shaped tooth
· Covers tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
· Restores a fractured tooth
· Preserves the function and position of teeth
· Looks natural
· Restores smile and increases confidence
· Helps with eating more comfortably
· Prevents other teeth from drifting out of position
· Possible discomfort for those with sensitive teeth (temporary and can be treated with special toothpaste)
· Crowns may become chipped over time due to depletion of daily usage
· Teeth may need to be ground down to fit in a new restoration
Dental Crown Preparation
The preparation usually requires 2 visits to the dentist, the first involves examining and preparing the tooth, and the second will be the placement of the permanent crown.
A few X-rays will be taken to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or any risk of infection to the tooth's pulp, a root canal treatment may be required prior to the crown replacement.
Dental Crown Post Care
· It’s very important for you to see the dentist regularly to monitor your overall mouth health
· It is a must to brush at least twice a day in the morning and before sleep
· Floss threaders may be used to help remove bacteria from areas that are difficult to reach
· Avoid eating hard or sticky foods regularly to retain your crown longer
Q1: Can my dental crown become chipped over time?
A1: Since dental crowns are usually made of porcelain, chipping may occur. Luckily, it is possible to repair small chips without removing the crown. Larger chips may require a complete replacement.
Q2: Is it okay to leave the teeth gaps unfilled?
A2: If you leave the gaps unfilled, surrounding teeth can drift out of position and cause teeth and gums to become more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. This can eventually lead to further tooth loss.
Q3: Will I have trouble eating with a crown?
A3: Eating should be made easier with a dental crown as it increases your ability to chew. We suggest you start with a small bite of soft food to help you adjust the feel of your tooth.
Q4: Will dental crowns impact my speech?
A4: Your speech should improve as the teeth and tongue work together to help you articulate.
[Clinic Name] Dr Michael's Dental Clinic (Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah Branch)
[Location] Dubai, UAE
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] 15 mins drive from The Dubai Mall, City Walk, beaches, and waterparks; 20 mins drive from The Palm Jumeirah, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Miracle Garden, etc.
[Clinic Opening Time] Saturday to Wednesday (8:00AM - 8:00PM) ; Thursday (8:00AM - 6:00PM) ; Closed on Friday
||1 - 2 hrs
||1 - 3 days
|Number of Postoperative Visit
||Depending on your condition
||Transfer services can be arranged from and to the clinic, provided that bookings are made a few days prior the treatment
||Once booking is made, 20% of the treatment fees will be charged upon cancellation
||Price displayed is an averaged estimation. Fixed prices may be more or less depending on the severity of your case. Additional checkup / consultation fee may be applicable
||Villa 1016 Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 1, P.O. Box 213720, Dubai, United Arab Emirates