What are crowns?
Used when damage to one’s teeth is severe and seems beyond repair.
- Consists of two visits.
- During the first visit, the tooth’s is prepared to accept a crown and am impression is taken of this tooth. A temporary crown is made also to allow function and eliminate pain in between visits.
- The impression is sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate the porcelain crown. Other materials such as gold may also be used if desired or needed.
- At the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, the tooth is cleaned, and the crown is bonded to the tooth to restore the form and full function of the tooth.
- One of the most durable dental restorations for a tooth.
- Maintains a natural looking smile and teeth.
- Re-establishes full function for that tooth.
- Helps prevent the cracking and breaking of teeth, especially molars with root-canal treatments.
- When done on multiple teeth, crowns allow the complete rehabilitation of severely deteriorated detention.
- Crowns are durable laboratory fabricated tooth restorations which restore the form, function and esthetics of broken down tooth.
- They are needed when the breakdown of a tooth is advanced enough that it can no longer be repaired with fillings.