Dental Crowns – What Are They?
A dental crown is a prosthetic covering over the original tooth to increase the strength, durability, and look of your natural teeth.
Crowns are often needed when:
- you have a broken or cracked tooth.
- you have an old filling.
- or your tooth is severely decayed.
Crowns ultimately improve the look of your original tooth while making it stronger and durable.
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
Crowns – The Process and Procedure
- The original tooth must be filed to allow the porcelain fitting crown to fit.
- Next, the impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth will be molded.
- An acrylic temporary crown will be placed before the permanent on
- After a week or two when the new crowns are finished, they replace the temporary crowns for a permanent fix.