The reasons for getting a dental crown can be broken or fractured teeth, cosmetic enhancement, decayed teeth, fractured fillings, large fillings and a tooth that has had a root canal.
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 dental crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two to three weeks until your new crown is fabricated by our dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, The dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and reshaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary dental crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked and adjusted to ensure you are biting properly. You will be cautioned to not eat any sticky or chewy foods on the temporary.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new dental crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. It will then be cemented on permanently.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is best, and it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. Dental crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
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