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Dental Crowns

 

Dental Crowns, sometimes called "caps," preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, protect a cracked or broken tooth, or replace an existing crown. The dentist can place a porcelain crown on your teeth that will look and function like your original tooth before the damage occurred. Many crown recipients are unable to feel or see a difference in their crown compared to the original tooth.

Placing a Crown

The dentist will be able to determine if your tooth requires the placement of a dental crown. In preparation for placement of a crown, the tooth must be prepared by reducing the size to ensure your new crown will fit properly.

To make sure your new dental crown fits correctly, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth and gums before sending the impression to a lab. The lab will then create your porcelain crown based on this impression.

A temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth until your permanent crown is completed and placed. Once your permanent crown is ready to be placed, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent crown.

Crown Look and Durability?

Crowns are made out of extremely strong materials and are very durable, lasting for many years. Sound dental hygiene and regular dentist appointments will help maximize the longevity of your crown.

Fixed Partial Dentures, Dental Implants and Crowns

Fixed partial dentures, often called dental bridges, are an extension of the dental crown treatment, replacing missing teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth. These are then connected to a missing tooth-like replica. Though fixed partial dentures can serve as an aesthetic and functional restoration, dental implants are today's treatment-of-choice for a missing tooth or teeth.