What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a prosthetic positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability.
The placement of a crown is often recommended when:
- a tooth is cracked
- has an old filling
- is severely decayed
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
The Dental Crown Procedure
- Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
- Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
- A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
- When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
A crown may last up to 40 years. Our dentist uses Empress All Porcelain Crowns for best results.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to get an opinion on your need for dental crowns or bridges.
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