What are Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are a type of dental restoration treatment that completely covers the visible portion of a tooth. Crowns protect and strengthen a tooth that is damaged or decayed, and improve its appearance. They also support a dental bridge or cover a dental implant.
Crowns are usually made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of both materials. Porcelain crowns are a popular choice because they can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, making them virtually invisible. Whereas, metal crowns are stronger and more durable, but they are not as aesthetic as porcelain crowns.
Getting a crown usually takes two appointments. During the first appointment, the crown specialist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damage and shaping the tooth so that the crown will fit properly. Our dentist will also take an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental lab where the crown will be made. A temporary crown will be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.
During the second appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown over the prepared tooth. The dentist will make sure that the crown fits correctly and is comfortable, and will then cement it in place.
Crowns can last for many years, but with good oral hygiene, They will need to be replaced in some cases. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, to keep your gums and remaining teeth healthy, and to see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Dental crowns are ceramic, porcelain or composite caps fitted over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, strength, and function. They can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth by covering up discoloration, misshapenness, or other imperfections.