Things You Should Know about Dental Crowns

Oftentimes, accidents and injuries can cause damage on your set of teeth, leading to imperfections in your once beautiful smile. Damaged teeth can in turn result in impediments to chewing and enjoying food.

When unfortunate incidents like this happen, you might wonder: What could I do now to get my healthy smile back? 

Well, fret not! Because dental crowns can solve your aesthetic problems pertaining to the beautiful set of teeth you deserve.

Benefits of Dental Crowns:

  1. Getting a dental crown fitted can help restore or improve the appearance of a tooth or teeth.  The most common type of dental trauma is broken or lost teeth (Health Hub, 2018), and a dental crown is a reliable solution for you to restore the tooth you once had.
  1. There are many different types of dental crown materials you can choose from in Singapore depending on your needs and preferences, and each material has its pros and cons. Resin, Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM), Ceramic, Metal and Gold.

  1. Of all the different types of dental crowns you could choose, the weakest material is ceramic, but they could last just as long as other materials if they are maintained well: just avoid overly sticky or hard foods that could chip your tooth, and brush and floss often!
  1. You could get a dental crown that is tooth-coloured and custom-made or chosen to fit the colour of your natural teeth, so that it is unnoticeable that you had it installed.
  1. A dental crown can cover a dental implant

  1. If a tooth has undergone significant decay such that a dental filling will no longer be effective in salvaging the tooth, a dental crown can be used to support the tooth.
  1. Dental crowns typically last up to an average of 15 years if it is well taken care of.

Dental Crowns in Singapore

A single dental crown unit in Singapore costs around S$105 to S$1284 in public institutes (MOH, 2019).

Be it a sports injury or a slip and fall, accidents can easily happen to anyone, causing a chipped tooth or loss of teeth.

When such incidents happen, it is important to seek dental health assistance as quickly as possible. Discuss with your dentist about the options available for you to regain a confident smile, and check if a dental crown fitting will be right for you.

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