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Dental crowns can help to protect and maintain your teeth, contact us for a consultation on dental crowns and other restorative procedures.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Porcelain crowns conform to the shape of the damaged or worn tooth, in effect improving its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Porcelain and resin are the two most widely used materials to craft crowns. Porcelain, however, is the preferred material due to its resilience to staining and decay. Porcelain more closely resembles the original appearance of teeth than resin crowns. Porcelain more closely resembles the authentic material of teeth and in effect, functions at a higher level than competing materials.
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The installation of crowns can be a lengthy process that may require several visits to the dentist, along with a period of healing. Before having your porcelain crowns installed, you’ll have to consult with your dentist and figure out how long the procedure will last so that you can make the proper arrangements.
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