Dental Crowns FAQs by Dr Bharat Agravat

Q: What is a dental crown?

A: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped an artificial “cap” that completely covers the visible portion of a restore tooth. Dental Crown cemented into the visible portion of restoring a tooth encases the entire above the gum line.

Q: Why I need dental crown?

A:  Dental crown is ideal for restoration of…

  • Broken teeth.
  • Root canal treated teeth.
  • Large filling required teeth.
  • Discolored tooth & Enamel chipped off due to severe flourosis.
  • Discoloured tooth due to old filling material.
  • Must for Dental Implant.
  • To hold a dental bridge or fixed denture.

Q What types of dental crowns?

A: Crown is made up of several different materials. There are many types of crowns…

  •  Gold and Silver alloy crowns

It is used with other metal alloys to increase its strength, thus makes it a very hardwearing restoration. These crowns are silver or gold in colour.

  •  Porcelain/Ceramic facing or Porcelain bonded to precious metal

               A precious metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over it. Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crown (PFM).

  •  Porcelain/Ceramic crowns  

               These crowns are made completely out of porcelain. They can look very natural and are most often used for front and back teeth.

  • Zirconia and Robust Crown

In dentistry modern technique came up with metal-free crown, which gives the strength of a restored crown and the appearance of natural teeth. Used in all areas of the mouth. In Dr Agravat Dental clinic this is available with 5-25 years warranty.

Q: What is the cost of dental crown?

A: Depending on where the crown is being placed, the number of crowns being placed, and the material of the crown, the cost of your crown may be between Rs.1000 to Rs. 15000 per crown. If you would like to receive a dental crown and are interested in the cost of the procedure, contact Dr. Agravat dental clinic Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India today to schedule consultation where you can discuss the cost of the procedure and available financing options like cash/ credit card/ Cheque/DD.
Q: What is the Dental Crown preparing Procedure?

A: Here in the Dr Agravat Dental Clinic Ahmedabad, the natural tooth is such prepared so that the outer 1 mm of surface is trimmed and the remaining tooth is shaped to put an artificial crown.

After this the impression of prepared tooth jaw and its opposite jaw is taken. The shade matching is done. Then it will send to the laboratory where Dental technician prepares a dental crown as per the dentist ask. It will take 2-4 days to make a crown in Laboratory depends on selection of crown types.

Till the dental crown prepares temporary crown is given to the patient to eat and speak naturally

Q: How are dental crown applied?

A: After the crown made in the dental laboratory. Then it is applied on the prepared tooth structure for fitting. If any corrections requires it is to be made. After this the crown is cemented with the tooth structure with the specially bonded cement for dental crown.

After cementation dental cap patient can drink water after half an hour and can eat after an hour.

Q: What is a post and core crown?

A: In severely damaged crown tooth structure which is saved by single visit root canal treatment post and core is necessary to build up the crown structure on which a dental crown is to be placed.

A post and core provide strong support and helps the crown to stay in its place.

A post can be made of prefabricated stainless steel which the dr agravat cosmetic and implant dental surgeon can fit directly into the canal of root. The post is placed into the root canal treated tooth and cemented in position, ready for the dental crown to be placed.


Dr. Bharat Agravat is a Cosmetic & Implant Dentist, and is experienced in placing dental crowns since 1999.

If you would like to have a porcelain crown placed, contact Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Bharat Agravat today to schedule a consultation at his cosmetic dental clinic serving Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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