Dental Crowns (Caps)


 

A dental crown is a full coverage restoration that completely encases the outer surfaces of a moderately to severely compromised tooth structure, restoring its esthetic, function, and strength. Full porcelain being the most popular, this restoration can be made from different materials such as porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, and zirconia.



Dental crowns are needed if you haveā€¦

  • - Broken or fractured teeth

  • - Decayed teeth

  • - Defective old restoration

  • - Esthetic enhancement

  • - Root canal treated teeth

Usually two appointments are needed for the crown procedures. On the first appointment, the dentist will remove any unhealthy tooth structures and old restorations and reshape the tooth so that it can receive a crown. After, accurate impressions and bite registrations are taken in order for the dental lab technician to fabricate a well fitting, esthetic, and durable crown restorations. The lab fabrication process will take a few weeks and in the meantime the patient will have a temporary restoration placed over the prepared tooth structure to prevent any discomfort. On the second appointment, the finished restorations will be tried in the patient's mouth to verify fit, bite, and esthetics. Few adjustments may be needed to ensure a properly fitting, comfortable restoration. Once everything is checked and adjusted, the crowns are permanently cemented into place. Proper and consistent brushing, flossing, and regular recall visits with the dentist will aid in the life of your new restoration.