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Let nothing come in the way of your beautiful smile and hearty laughter. A perfect set of teeth can boost anyone’s confidence.

So, don’t let your chipped or cracked tooth dishearten you when it can be set right with a dental crown. 

Dr. Jyotsna Anjankar, an accomplished dentist in Andheri,is the founder of Everest Dental Solutions. This world-class clinic is renowned for its innovative and comprehensive dental solutions. Dr. Anjankar is an expert when it comes to dental crowns.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped cap placed over your cracked or damaged tooth. They cover the visible part of your tooth and are cemented around it. The crown becomes part of the tooth after the dentist cements the crown over the damaged tooth.

You will need a dental crown in the following cases:

  1. To restore a cracked, broken, decayed or worn tooth

  2. If you have undergone root canal treatment

  3. To protect or hold together weak or broken tooth

  4. To cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth

  5. To cover a tooth with a large filling

  6. To cover a dental implant

  7. For holding a dental bridge in place

When do you need a dental crown?

Types of Crowns

The dental crowns come in different materials. Dr. Jyotsna Anjankar always helps her patients in making the right choice after taking into consideration factors such as the tooth’s location, the function of the tooth, color of the surrounding teeth, and the patient’s preference.

Permanent crowns are made of the following materials:

  • Stainless steel

  • Metal

  • Porcelain fused to metal

  • All-resin

  • Porcelain

  • Ceramic


Steps involved in placing a Dental Crown

Generally, you will have to visit your dentist twice for this treatment.

  1. During the first visit, Dr. Jyotsna Anjankar will examine and prepare the tooth. She will take X-rays of the tooth and also take a mold of the mouth or tooth.

  2. She will then file down the outer layer of the tooth.

  3. After that, an impression is made of the trimmed tooth and the surrounding teeth

  4. If needed, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it as it takes around several weeks for the permanent crown to be made.

  5. When the crown is ready, you will have to visit the clinic so that Dr. Jyotsna Anjankar can place it on your tooth and cement it in place after making necessary adjustments.

Care for the Dental Crown

You will have to take care of your dental crown as it can break like your natural teeth, andeven the tooth under the crown can get cavities. Further, with proper care, you can prolong the life of your dental crown.

Avoid hard food as it can crack your crown,mostly if the crown is made of porcelain.

Further, inform the dentist if you clench or grind your teeth at night so that she can recommend a nightguard to protect your dentalcrown.

Brush your teeth twice a day and also floss as it helps to keep your teeth healthy.

Beautiful Smile