Crowns


Crowns are placed on a tooth to help strengthen a weakened tooth often to prevent or treat fractures or to improve aesthetics.  Crowns are usually made of a material like porcelain to aesthetically match your teeth. The crown is placed on top of the tooth to restore its function and appearance.

Procedure

  • The tooth is reduced in size in order to accommodate the crown
  • An impression is then made from the existing tooth to create a custom crown that fits perfectly
  • The impression is sent to a local dental lab technician who fabricates the custom-designed crown
  • A provisional crown is placed over the prepared tooth to allow for proper function until delivery of final crown (usually no more than 2 weeks)
  • Your beautiful new crown arrives and is definitively cemented in place

Caring For Your Crown

  • It is important to floss around your crown and care for your crowned tooth just as you would with your natural teeth to avoid collection of excess plaque and decay under the crown. 
  • If you grind your teeth, a bite guard applianace may be recommended to protect the longevity of your crown

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