Crowns or Caps
A crown, also know as a cap, is a tooth shaped cover that fits over a damaged tooth, restoring it to its original size and shape and improving it’s appearance. The crown will fully encase the entire visible portion of the tooth and will protect and strengthen the tooth structure.
There are several types of crowns. Porcelain is the most popular, because of the materials durability and the color matching the color of teeth.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
There are several reason why a crown would be the right form of restorative dentistry for you.Some of these are:
- To Enhance the Appearance of Your Smile
- Decayed Teeth
- Fracture or Broken Teeth
- Fillings that Have Fractured.
- Extremely large fillings
- Root Canals
How Do You Do It?
A crown is a bit more of an extensive procedure than a filling and typically requires two appointments. At the first appointment we will take multiple molds that we will use the create a crown that fits your tooth perfectly. It takes quite a bit of time by a dental lab to create a permanent crown that will fit you perfectly, so we will use this mold to create a temporary crown to leave on in the meantime.
Your Dentist or Dental Hygienist will numb the affected tooth, remove the decay and shape the surface to receive the crown. They will then use temporary cement to place your temporary crown and make sure you are biting evenly. Once we receive the permanent crown, we will schedule your second appointment where your Dentist or Dental Hygienist will remove your temporary crown, clean the area and place your new crown, carefully making sure your spacing and bite are accurate.Your Dentist or Dental Hygienist will let you know your post-care instructions after your treatment is finished. Good dental habits, eating healthy and regular visits will extend the life of your crown.