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Quality Dental Crowns in Costa Rica

The renowned professionals at Dental Coto are able to provide quality dental crowns in Costa Rica for a variety of needs. Some of the reasons that you may be advised by a dentist to receive a dental crown on one or more teeth are: to improve the overall appearance of the tooth if it has experienced abundant staining, to resolve a large filling that has impacted the natural tooth structure, to prevent a tooth from future decay or breaking or to restore a tooth that has previously been broken or extensively worn. Crowns can vary in price depending on the type of material that is utilized, and the procedure is often costly in the United States and other countries due to the time that it takes and the high price of dental tools. Dental Coto in Costa Rica, however, is able to provide the same level of excellence for a lower cost to you, as the cost of business is considerably lower.

Getting a dental crown is another option of quality dental treatment in Costa Rica. A few reasons that you may be advised to get a crown on your tooth are: to improve the aesthetics of your tooth, to resolve a large filling that extends beyond the natural structure of a tooth, to protect a tooth from decay or breaking, or to restore a tooth that has been broken or worn. There are also several materials used to create crowns, which allows dental providers to select the option that works best for restoring your tooth. Some types of dental crowns are: porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin and various metals, such as gold and palladium. While all-resin are the least expensive crown material, porcelain is another nice option for the fact that it can be matched to the color of your teeth. When getting a dental crown, your doctor will take preliminary impressions of the arches in your mouth in order to create a mold that ensures an exact fit for your tooth. A crown will then be created specifically for your tooth and carefully cemented into your mouth at your dental appointment.

Why type of crowns are available?

Some of the most common materials for dental crowns include: porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin, gold and palladium. All-resin crowns are the least expensive material, but the advantage of porcelain is that it can conveniently be matched to the color of your teeth to further improve the appearance. In order to ensure that your crown properly matches the aesthetic of your surrounding teeth and fits perfectly within your mouth, the dental professional will take preliminary impressions of your mouth’s arches and create a mold specifically for your tooth. The crown will then be formed by following the pattern of this mold and carefully cemented into your mouth during your procedure.

What can you expect during treatment?

Prior to having a mold of your tooth fashioned for your crown, you may be recommended to take x-rays so that the dentist can review the quality of the roots and bone surrounding the tooth experiencing issues. In the event that the tooth and surrounding area displays an extensive amount of decay or signs of infection, a preliminary root canal may be advised to resolve the deeper problems. At the time that you receive your crown, your tooth and gum tissue will be numbed by a local anaesthetic, and the dentist will file down the tooth enough to create space for the crown to be placed. If the tooth has experienced decay, a filling may be added to the surface in order to structurally build the area before the crown is joined to the tooth. Once the dentist determines that the tooth is prepared and confirms that the crown is a perfect match to the tooth, the piece will be cemented and the area will be carefully cleaned.

How long will the crown last?

Typically, your dental crown will last between five to fifteen years, and its lifespan will ultimately depend on the level of your oral hygiene practices and the wear caused by daily habits, such as chewing ice or grinding your teeth. In order to maintain your crown safely for as long as possible, it is a best practice to avoid placing excess pressure from those habits and to consistently floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Please do not hesitate to contact us today with any questions regarding a dental crown treatment!