A 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
Although there are
several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most
popular. 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?
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 until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While 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 properly.
At 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!