COVER DAMAGE AND IMPERFECTIONS WITH A CROWN
What are crowns?
Usually made of porcelain, gold or a combination of these materials, a crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns are an ideal restoration method for teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
A dental crown can be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
– You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
– You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
– It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place
Crowns can be used to mask a single dark tooth or can be part of a smile’s makeover. The preparation of your teeth for crowns is made over two main appointments.
During your first visit, your tooth will be trimmed to make room for the crown. An impression of your prepared tooth is taken so that your crown can be custom made.
During your second appointment, the custom-made crown is bonded onto your tooth, creating a more beautiful look and strong structure that looks and feels like a natural tooth. With the proper care, your porcelain crown should last long into the future.