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Dental Crowns


A dental crown, also called a cap is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed one. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. The tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much likes a natural tooth.

 

If you need to have a tooth crowned, your dentist may do it, or he or she may refer you to a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed a university post graduate specialty program in prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with restoring and replacing natural teeth and tissues with artificial substitutes.

How a crown is done?

First your dentist gives you a local anesthetic, because in order to make room for the crown, the tooth that needs to be restored has to be filed down. An impression of the filed-down tooth and nearby teeth are taken. This impression is used to custom make your final crown. The crown is built using restorative material (material used for fillings) based on the impression. The final crown will be the right shape for your mouth.

Until your final crown is ready, your dentist places a temporary crown over the tooth that needs to be restored. The temporary crown is made from an impression of your tooth before it was filed down. It protects your tooth until the final crown is ready. A temporary crown may not have the same shape and color as a final crown.

On your next visit, your dentist takes off the temporary crown and puts on the final one. Your dentist checks to make sure the crown is the right fit, shape, color and bite. If it is, your dentist cements the crown into place. These are the steps dentists most often follow in making a crown, but your tooth may need special care. You may need orthodontic treatment, gum treatment or root canal treatment. It may take more than 2 visits to your dentist, or your visits may last longer.

Different types of crowns 

Crowns are made from various types of materials. Depending on which tooth needs a crown, the dentist will suggest a material that is right for you.

Metal crowns are made of gold. They generally last a long time and won’t chip or break. They tend not to wear down your opposing natural teeth. However, the gold color does not look natural, particularly on front teeth.

Composite crowns look natural. They won’t chip as easily as porcelain crowns, but they tend to wear more quickly from chewing. Tooth brushing tends to remove the highly polished surface of composite crowns and this causes them to stain more easily.

Porcelain crowns look the most natural. They are more brittle than metal or composite and may chip more easily. Because of this, they are not usually placed on back teeth.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns look natural and are stronger than porcelain or composite crowns. They won’t chip as easily as porcelain or ceramic crowns. However, depending on their design, the metal may show if your gums are thin or shrink.

Crowns are strong and generally last for about 10 years or longer if you take good care of them. Brush and floss your crown, just like you clean your natural teeth. Crowns may not be as strong as your natural teeth. So like your natural teeth, remember not to bite down on hard objects or use your teeth to open or cut things.


You, as a returning patient will receive a Coupon that can be utilized on your next treatment. The value of the Coupon is 8% of the dentist work.


Dr Vincze Jozsef dental implant specialist

What Questions to Ask When Selecting an Implant Dentist

Asking questions is free; making mistakes can be painful and expensive! So, ask questions before you choose your dental surgeon for dental implants. Among others you should ask: will I have teeth during the process? It is a good question to ask: how many dental implants have you done and what is your success rate?

You definitely want to know what should you expect during the dental treatment process, regarding the recovery time and pain; and what steps are involved in the implant process, how long will it take? You should ask what is his or her education and training in dental implant treatment, or will they use anesthesia during surgery, if so what type?  Don't be afraid to ask for before-and-after pictures of patients they have treated earlier?

You also want to know what are the risks of the treatment option you were recommended and at the same time, what are the benefits having dental implants? Do not be shy to ask questions. The only bad question is the one that was never asked.

 

 



 

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Szechenyi Thermal Spa Budapest

Szechenyi thermal spa was the first thermal spa in Pest opened here as a temporary establishment in 1881. As it became more and more popular, construction began to expand the termal spa. The medicinal baths were built in 1913, and the northern wing, with a beautiful Neo-Baroque interior, was completed in 1927.

Today, there are 18 pools, of which 15 are spring fed. In one of the large outdoor pools. You can witness the surreal spectacle of people playing chess while immersed up to their chests in steaming water. As Szechenyi is one of the largest public thermal spas in Europe, it has more than one entrance.

The grandiose main entrance beneath the baroque dome (facing the City Park), leads to the indoor thermal baths, the side entrance leads to the sauna baths and the rear entrance (opposite the circus) leads to the outdoor pools. Although everything is interconnected and visitors have access to all areas once inside, it is recommended using the rear entrance, where the private changing cabins are located. To read more follow the link.




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