In general crowns also referred to as (caps) are covers that wrap around the whole surface area of the tooth returning it to its initial size and shape. Crowns safeguard and reinforce the structure of the tooth that otherwise would not be able to be brought back with fillings or other kinds of dental restorations.
While other kinds of crowns exist, the tooth colored crowns made of porcelain are by far the most popular as they look very similar to a person’s own teeth. And due to their high durability they tend to last for several years, however like a lot of dental restorations, they might ultimately have to be redone. Today’s porcelain crowns are designed to perfectly match the size, shape, and colour of a person’s teeth providing them with a very natural and lasting gorgeous smile.
Reasons people get crowns:
- Fractured or broken teeth.
- Cosmetic improvement.
- Rotted or decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Overly sized fillings.
- A tooth with a root canal.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown treatment normally calls for 2 sessions. The initial visit will consist of taking a number of extremely accurate impressions that will be utilized to produce your custom designed crown. A mold will likewise be utilized to fashion a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for about 14 days while the permanent crown is being designed in a dental lab.
After the dentist numbs your tooth, he will ready the tooth by getting rid of any decay and then reshaping the surface area to correctly receive the new crown. As soon as he has finished this procedure, the temporary crown will be positioned using a temporary cement, followed by checking to ensure that your bite is correct and you are biting correctly.
When you come for the second visit, the temporary crown will be taken out. Once out, the tooth area will be thoroughly cleaned followed by the placement of your new permanent crown. Your dentist will inspect the new crown to be sure that it has the correct spacing and that your bite remains as accurate as possible.
You will be offered care guidelines and encouraged to have routine dental check ups to examine your new crown.