A crown (or cap) is a covering that encloses the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Porcelain crowns are the most popular because they resemble the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but occasionally they need to be replaced due to normal dental wear. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural looking smile.
Reasons for crowns:
Broken or fractured teeth.
Teeth that have had a root canal.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks while your new crown is being designed by a dental laboratory.
Next, we will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Then your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and we will check to ensure that you are biting properly.
At your next dental visit, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed by one of our experienced dentists to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
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