A crown is a cover to put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, and function. A crown can improve the way the tooth looks and make it stronger.
There can be many reasons you may need a crown such as: having a cavity that is too large for a filling, when the tooth is cracked, when you had a root canal and you need a crown to protect the tooth or when you just want to improve your smile for better shape and color.
You can choose between different materials of dental crowns. Metal, ceramics, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, zirconia or composite resin. Then the color of the crown is made to blend in with your natural teeth.
It usually takes 2 visits at the dentist for a crown to be placed over a natural tooth!
Your dentist removes the outer portion of the tooth and prepares the tooth for the crown. First an impression is made as a model for the crown. Until the permanent crown is ready you will use this temporary crown. In our case with the latest technology, you can get your dental crown on the same day.
Dental crowns can break just like natural teeth so you need to take good care of them like: brushing twice a day, avoiding chewing hard foods and to visit your dentist regularly.