What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a tooth shaped cover that is positioned over an existing
damaged tooth to enhance strength and durability and to create a
Reasons for Crown Placement
Reinforce a tooth that is cracked or broken
Repair a tooth that has an old large filling
Cover a tooth that is severely decayed
Reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal
Encase a dental implant
Anchor a dental bridge
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.
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on your need for dental crowns or bridges.
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