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More About Dental Crowns
Also known as a cap, a crown is a custom-made artificial restoration that permanently covers your tooth. They are often made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. Crowns act as a solution for the following:
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration, and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
When you have chipped or cracked teeth, a crown will be placed over your tooth to visibly and physically revitalize your smile. Getting a crown when you need one will restore and often completely save your tooth’s shape, size and overall strength.
While there are different types of crowns, most of our patients choose a porcelain finished crown because of its ability to blend right in with their existing smile.
The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.
Crowns are typically used to correct a variety of different issues including decay, discoloration, or other tooth damage. Crowns are common treatments for any time that you need to protect what is left of a tooth.
Our team works to match your crown as closely as possible to the natural color of your teeth so that it blends in with your smile.
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