A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental Implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
What about Dental Crowns in a day?
A Dental Crown in a day is a fantastic concept and reality, and for many dental clinics who offer this option it gives patients the flexibility to be in and out with no other appointments. Fantastic, But in reality the idea of a crown in a day has certain limitations when it comes to not only aesthetics but possible return visits due to natural occurring complications. For Example for aesthetics, as they are formed from one solid single colored block,This means that the end finish may not be as precise in shades as say a hand finished piece by a ceramist and when looking for Crowns on the front teeth, details are everything.
Crown preparation can sometimes places a lot of stress on a tooth, causing the nerve to become irreversibly inflamed. If this happens, the tooth may need root canal treatment. So when the tooth has been prepared and a Crown cemented in placed on that same visit, sensitivity may present itself a day or 2 after and require the need for a Root Canal, It may even become apparent that the crowns sits too high after eating and getting used to the new prosthesis, which also requires a return visit to make adjustments, So the Crown in a day turns into a Crown in a few days, and if your whole reasoning to travel was to be in Cancun for a couple of days to get a crown(s) this may cause issues once returned home.
Our Quality focused dental Laboratory operated by a Master Ceramist, so the most intricate details are flawless even those Back teeth that are not visible and any necessary adjustments or form changes can be completed quickly and efficiently.
Traditional Dental Crown Procedure –
Your Cancun dentist will perform a clinical consultation of the teeth requiring Dental Crowns and then make a professional diagnosis and recommendation on these findings. They will then begin to prepare the tooth for the Crown, There will then be an impression made and sent to the Laboratory that will allow the technicians to make a natural beautiful Dental Crown. While this Crown is being made a Temporary Acrylic piece is made in-house and glued in place (not cemented) to protect the prepared tooth and help with aesthetics, This also allows the tooth to be assessed after the treatment and prior to placement and cementing for any underlying issues. As with most dental Crowns there may be need for an adjustment which is why it is best to spend a few days in Destination while getting the Dental Crown work completed.
Dental Crowns in a day are not a bad decision and for many patients a great choice and especially when they live near by the provider which allows follow ups and minor adjustments, but if traveling outside your Country of residence it makes sense to have the necessary extra time in Cancun to prepare for such possibilities. And even a Tooth in a day clinic will usually request you to be in destination for 5 days.
When deciding where to go for Dental work in Cancun it is important to understand the procedures and risks as well as the benefits of what is on offer.