A crown is one of the most common types of dental restorations. Crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth, restoring the tooth’s function and appearance.
Uses of Crowns
A tooth severely damaged by decay may lack the structure to support a filling, inlay, or onlay. In this case, we will recommend a crown.
Crowns made from porcelain and ceramic look just like your natural teeth. This can be useful for repairing broken, worn-down, or misshapen teeth. A crown can even mask the appearance of a discoloured tooth.
Crowns also cover dental implants to create an artificial tooth. The dental implant itself is just a titanium post inserted into the jawbone. This takes the place of the root of the tooth. To give the implant the appearance and functionality of a tooth, it needs a crown on top. Made from porcelain in same the shade as your teeth, the crown looks and acts just like a natural tooth.
Another way to replace missing teeth is a bridge. The bridge fills the gap left by missing teeth, but it needs crowns to stay fixed in place. You will receive crowns on the teeth on one or both sides of the bridge.
Receiving a Crown
You will receive your crown in two visits to our clinic. At the first, we will X-ray your tooth to check the condition of its roots. Next, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. We will then prepare the tooth for the crown by reshaping it. Finally, we will make an impression of your tooth to send to a dental lab, along with specifications about material.
You will return to our clinic when your crown is complete. After confirming the fit, we will cement your crown in place.
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