What is a Crown On Your Tooth?

Dental crowns are an artificial tooth that functions as a replacement of the lost tooth. It’s cemented into the existing teeth or dental implants, and can only be removed by a professional.

To restore your smile, you might need a tooth crown, depending on how damaged your teeth are. Dental crowns improve your mouth’s appearance by replacing a broken tooth’s shape, size, and strength.

Also, you might be in need if you require a filling or a root canal treatment. If you have broken cusps, excessively worn out teeth, or discolored and disproportionate teeth, a dental crown might be right for you.

Crowns are one of the most popular treatments performed in dental offices all over the world. That is why Mexican Dentists focus on three different types of crowns made from the best quality materials.

We evaluate all options and review them with you before recommending a crown or set of crowns. We consider you our partner in maintaining your dental health, and we will take the time to explain our treatment plan recommendations fully.

Using advanced Sirona CEREC® artificial intelligence technology to create our dental crowns in Mexico, we can guarantee top quality materials and a painless single visit to our office.


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In What Cases Do You Need a Dental Crown?

There are a variety of situations that require a tooth restoration with a dental crown. The following are the most common:

  • Large filling. When a tooth has a cavity or fracture that involves half the width of the tooth or more, it needs a crown. This is because the remaining tooth around the large filling is so weak that it is prone to fracture. Sometimes a large filling that has been in the mouth for a while will need to be replaced with a crown because the tooth shows signs of stress and cracks around the filling.
  • Root canal. Root canal treatment leaves the tooth hollowed out and predisposed the remaining tooth to crack. So, a tooth that has had a root canal almost always needs to be restored with a crown immediately to prevent it from fracturing.
  • Dental Implants. Crowns are placed on dental implants to restore spaces left from missing teeth. Another way of filling these spaces is with dental bridges, which are made from crowns on the teeth next to the areas attached to fake teeth in the middle. If teeth are loose, crowns can be placed on multiple teeth and splinted together to provide more stability.
  • Broken cusps: Cusps frequently break off of teeth due to trauma or large existing fillings. Since the cusps are the part of the tooth that take the most stress during chewing, they need to be completely covered or the tooth or filling will keep fracturing. Sometimes the tooth breaks all the way to the bone, and a crown-lengthening procedure is necessary. This means the bone and gums need to be trimmed down below the edge of the fractured part of the tooth so the margin of the crown can be placed on healthy, strong tooth structure.
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What Are the Benefits of Getting Tooth Crowns in Mexico?

A dental crown is a custom made cap that covers the entirety of the tooth, from the chewing surface to the gum line. Dental Crowns are created and placed for medical and cosmetic purposes.

Many patients have heard of dental crowns, but may not be entirely sure how they can help their teeth look and function better. We want our patients to understand the treatment options available to them and their advantages.These are the top benefits of getting dental crowns:

  • Relieve uncomfortable symptoms. It’s recommended to place a dental crown to complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, a tooth root infection, or oral trauma such as a fracture, chip, or breakage, your tooth may ache or feel sore.

    Once the dentist addresses the main issue with your tooth, the remaining portion of its structure may still be vulnerable to further damage or discomfort. A dental crown can fortify your tooth against further issues and prevent sensitivity.

  • Custom made to suit your smile. At Trust Dental Care we will design your dental crown according to your exact specifications regarding shape, size, color, and fit. You can feel confident that this individualized treatment will suit your needs, preferences, and budget.
  • Last for many years. We use strong, beautiful materials to manufacture our patients’ dental crowns. With proper care (including regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine examinations and cleanings), these permanent prostheses can last between 15 and 30 years. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of dental crowns for decades.

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What Are The Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Our state of the art facility handle the following types of high quality dental crowns in Tijuana so that you can choose the most adequate for you:

  • E-Max Crown. Commonly used for aesthetic purposes, an E-Max crown gets made from all-ceramic materials. This kind of dental piece gets mostly recommended for the front teeth; they are strong, durable, and look exactly like natural teeth. This material is excellent for individual crowns, tooth bridges that do not require more than three units, and as an aesthetic renewal treatment.
  • Zirconia Crown. This zirconium-made crown is incredibly resilient and can stand wear and tear. It also looks completely natural. These caps do not contain any metals and become modified correctly to the size, shape, and color of your teeth.
  • PFM Crown. PFG stands for “porcelain-fused-to-metal.” As the acronym says, this type of cap is metal on the inside, and it’s covered with porcelain on the outside to provide a more aesthetic and pleasant look. Even if they have a metal interior, PFM crowns are not hazardous, and they give teeth a natural look.

Dr. Aparicio Miranda is a highly skilled dentist in Tijuana with 20 years of expertise, and she will make sure you get the best dental work in Mexico. Our laboratory technicians are specially trained and up to date with the most advanced tech in our field.

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The Crowning Process Takes Just One Visit

It typically takes a dentist two separate appointments to make and place a new dental crown for a patient.

However, thanks to our innovative technology and expertise, we’re able to provide this treatment in a single day.

The appointment involves:

  • Preparing (shaping) the tooth.
  • Taking its impression.
  • Placing the crown.
  • The time needed to perform these steps can range from 30 minutes to an
  • hour in some rare cases.
  • The dentist will cement the finished crown into place.

Using Sirona Artificial Intelligence Technology, we’re able to create your dental crowns on the spot, making the process much faster than usual, saving you time and money in the process.

Check for this service before deciding on any dentist in Mexico.

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Steps of The Dental Crown Procedure

  • Numbing the tooth. Before the process of making your crown begins, your dentist will need to anesthetize (numb up) both your tooth and the gum tissue that surrounds it. In the case that your tooth has had root canal treatment, it won’t need numbing. However, your dentist may still feel that anesthetizing its gum tissue is necessary.
  • Preparing (shaping) the tooth. All crowns need to have a certain minimum thickness.
    • Ensures that they have enough bulk to have adequate strength.
    • And in the case of porcelain crowns, enough ceramic thickness to be able to create a lifelike translucency.

For most types of crowns, this minimal thickness lies on the order of about two millimeters, which is just a little more than a sixteenth of an inch.

  • Additional tooth reduction. As the trimming process takes place, your dentist must remove any decay that’s present. They must also remove all tooth structure or filling material that’s loose or unsound. Due to these requirements, we might trim parts of your tooth. (That’s not necessarily a concern. The crown will just be thicker in those areas.)
  • The prepared tooth must have a specific shape. Besides reducing the overall size of your tooth, your dentist must also trim it, so it has a definite shape. We will give the tooth a slightly tapered form, so we can slip the crown (a hard object that can’t flex) over it.
  • The tooth’s shape helps to ensure the crown’s retention and stability. Dental cement is not the only thing holding the crown. The form of the tooth on which it sits plays a significant role in providing for its stability and retention.
    • The larger the nub of the tooth that extends up into the interior of a crown (and the more parallel the opposite sides of the core are), the better it will stay in place.
    • There can be times when so much of a tooth has broken off or decayed away that the dentist must first “build up” the tooth with filling material (make the tooth taller) before they shape it for its crown.
  • Taking an impression of the prepared tooth. Once your dentist has completed forming your tooth, they will need to make a copy of it by way of taking a dental impression. There are two different processes for this step.
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How We Use The Impression of Your Tooth

  • We send the completed impression to a dental laboratory where it's used to create a plaster cast that in turn is used when they fabricate your crown.
  • Since the cast is a precise representation of your tooth and its neighboring teeth, if the crown is made to fit on it, it should fit accurately on your tooth too.
  • Depending on the specific arrangements your dentist has made with the dental laboratory, the amount of turn-around time needed to fabricate a crown is usually on the order of two weeks, possibly less.

Choosing the shade for your crown. If your new crown has a porcelain surface, your dentist will need to judge what shade of ceramic most closely matches your tooth’s neighboring teeth.

  • We send the completed impression to a dental laboratory where it's used to create a plaster cast that in turn is used when they fabricate your crown.
  • Since the cast is a precise representation of your tooth and its neighboring teeth, if the crown is made to fit on it, it should fit accurately on your tooth too.
  • Depending on the specific arrangements your dentist has made with the dental laboratory, the amount of turn-around time needed to fabricate a crown is usually on the order of two weeks, possibly less.
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How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?

Dental crowns should last on average from 10 to 20 years. Crowns are still subject to fracture and cavities, so it is important to take extra care in brushing and flossing around crowned teeth to prevent them from needing replacement too often.

When all-ceramic crowns or veneers are present, it is often advisable to wear a mouthguard to protect the porcelain from fracturing and prolong the life of the crowns.

Modern Technology to Achieve High Quality Crowns

Standard procedures for dental crowns in Tijuana usually take two visits: one for setting up to your teeth and make impressions for the dental crown and a second for the placement of said piece.

Don’t settle for standard procedures, though. Trust Dental Care has cutting-edge technology like the Sirona CEREC® equipment that allows us to digitally design and fabricate your crown on the same day of your visit, getting results in a single visit.

Dr. Aparicio Miranda is a highly skilled dentist in Tijuana with 20 years of expertise, guaranteeing you get the best dental work in Mexico. Our lab technicians are specially trained and up to date with the most advanced tech in our field.

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Difference Between Dental Crown and Veneer

A veneer can be a beautiful restoration for a tooth. It is a thin porcelain shell placed over a tooth. Veneers work for many of the same problems as what crowns can. There are a few benefits in certain situations that crowns can provide.

Potentially the largest benefit of a crown is the strength that it offers a tooth. If the center of the tooth is suspect to fracture, the crown will accept much of the harmful forces. The crown circumferentially covers the tooth and eliminates the possibility of the tooth breaking outward.

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What Problems Could You Develop With a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are meant to be the final step in the tooth restoration process, but poorly installed crowns can cause pain, sensitivity, and other complications. Here’s a more in-depth look at common dental crown problems and their solutions.

  • Sensitivity to Hot and Cold. In the days after having a crown put on, you may notice the tooth is thermally sensitive right at the edge of the gum line. This can happen when the enamel is trimmed away as part of the crowning process, and the dentine underneath is exposed.
  • Gum Tissue Pain. To avoid issues with thermal sensitivity crowns usually end right at or just below the gum line. Therefore, it’s easy for the gums to get roughed up during the tooth-trimming, impression-taking, and crown-fitting processes. In most cases, gum pain subsides after a few days when the inflammation goes down. To speed up the healing process, take NSAIDs and rinse with warm salt water up to three times per day.
  • Cracked Root.. If you bite down too hard on a crowned tooth, the root may crack. Usually, crowns are an effective treatment option for broken teeth, but the root is beyond the crown’s reach. Unfortunately, in the case of a cracked root, there’s no other solution but to extract the tooth.
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Latest News & Articles Regarding Your Oral Health

Take some time to read the latest news and articles regarding your oral health. This includes helpful tips on how to improve your dental health and articles regarding innovations in the dental world. In the meantime, we also included some tips to make your dental tourism trip much easier and comfortable.

Finally, we also include some interesting reads for a better understanding of the medical, dental field. At Trust Dental Care we care about you, but most of all, we value your trust.

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