A crown, or often knows as a “cap,” is a covering that covers the entire tooth – restoring it to its original shape and size. Think of a crown as a “house” that protects and strengthens a tooth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain are the most popular, as they resemble your natural teeth color..
Crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced.
What are the reasons for getting a crown?
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Tooth has a Root Canal
- Cosmetic Enhancement
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 created at our trusted dental laboratory.
After numbing the tooth, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once that’s accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement. Your dentist will then check your bite to ensure proper form.
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!