Crowns are used to cover a tooth that has been repaired through a root canal, has cracked or has a large filling. Crowns offer extra protection to the damaged tooth. They can be made of a range of materials, but porcelain is the most popular because it blends in seamlessly with other teeth.
Why would I need a dental crown? You may need a dental crown for several reasons, including:
Protecting a weak tooth (possibly from decay) from breaking or to keep the weak tooth together if parts of it are cracked.
Restoring a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth.
Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining.
Holding a dental bridge in place.
Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
Covering a dental implant.
Covering a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal.
Permanent crowns can be made out of many different materials. These materials can include: Metal, including gold, palladium, nickel and chromium.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain
You’ll typically need at least two appointments: First Appointment Abutment teeth preparation: During your first visit, your dentist reshapes the abutment teeth. They’ll remove part of the enamel and dentin, so there’s room for the crown.
Impressions: Dentist takes impressions or a digital scan of your teeth. A dental laboratory uses the mold or scan as a model to create your bridge, false teeth and crowns. You’ll have a temporary crown to protect the exposed areas in your mouth while the lab makes your crown. Second Appointment
Permanent crown placement: During your second visit, your dentist removes the temporary crown and places the permanent crown. Your dentist will carefully check the crown and make any needed adjustments to make sure it fits you comfortably.
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Disclaimer: Dr. Preet is a General Dentist. She is not a specialist in Cosmetic Dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Preet provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of her General Dentist license. Dr. Preet provides General dental procedures