A crown 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
Although there are several types of crowns, ceramic tooth colored crowns are the most popular,
because they resemble your natural teeth. Crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but
like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Ceramic 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
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment involves preparing
your tooth by removing any decay, shaping the tooth and then taking a highly accurate impression to
create your custom crown. A temporary crown will protect your tooth while your new crown is
At your second visit, your permanent crown will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to
achieve a proper fit.
You will be given home care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your
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