What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a tooth shaped cover which is positioned over an existing damaged tooth to enhance strength and durability and to create a smoother look.
Reasons for Crown Placement :
- Reinforce a tooth which is cracked or broken
- Repair a tooth which has an old large filling
- Cover a tooth which is severely decayed
- Reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal
- Encase a dental implant
- Anchor a dental bridge
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
The Dental Crown Procedure
1 – Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
2- Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
3 – A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
4 – When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
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