When a tooth needs completely reshaping and resizing, a cap or a crown is required and it will completely cover the tooth surface, so that the tooth can be strengthened and protected when no other possible treatment plan is possible.
Although there are different kinds of cap or crown material that are available to most patients, porcelain is the material that is most often chosen because it is incredibly strong and durable, and also the same colour as other teeth.However, that does not mean that it can least forever, and regular check ups will be required in order to make sure that the shape, size, colour, and other characteristics will continue to match your other teeth.
You may be thinking of having a crown if you have:
- Broken and fractured teeth
- Teeth that are decaying
- Fillings that are broken
- Fillings that are very large
- Teeth that have a root canal
- Teeth that require cosmetic improvement
What is involved in getting a crown?
Only two appointments with your dentist will be required to have your crown fitted, and during the first appointment an impression will be taken of your mouth so that the dental lab can have as much information as possible to create the crown. Your tooth will be numbed, and any decay that is in or around the tooth will be expertly removed so that the crown can be placed on a healthy tooth, and a temporary crown will be fitted to keep it safe and healthy.
It can take up to two weeks to complete the crown for you, and that is when you’ll be brought in for your second appointment. The temporary crown will be taken off, and the completed crown that has been individually crafted for you. Your dentist will ensure that the crown fits within your mouth, and that your bite and chewing action is not impaired.
At the end of the appointment, your dentist will explain to you how to look after your crown to ensure that it can be kept healthy and happy.
Would you like to know if a dental crown is the right solution for you? Call (619) 640-5100