Dental crowns (or caps) are coverings that encases the entire surface of your tooth, protecting and rebuilding its original structure. Crowns strengthen the tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other restorations.
There are several types of crown materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Porcelain (tooth colored) is most popular, this way they can be closely matched to the color of existing 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 of your teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for dental crowns:
A dental crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will allow us to take several impressions that will be used to create your crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for around two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by our dental laboratory.
While your tooth is numb, our dentist will prepare it by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these steps are completed, your temporary crown will be put into place.
During 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 receive care instructions and are encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.