crown (or cap) is a covering that encases 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.
there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are
the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are
highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental
restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain
crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth
giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
What does getting a crown involve?
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 until your new crown is fabricated by
a dental laboratory.
the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any
decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these
details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with
temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting
your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth
will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure
the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
You are welcome to schedule an appointment today!