Can be used as a tool to alter tooth color, and can cover past fillings which may be unsightly
What is a crown?
A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line. Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. When crafted from today’s high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve upon a tooth’s original appearance.
How can I get a crown?
Crowning or capping a tooth will usually take two to three visits. At the first visit, your tooth is prepared to receive its new crown. First, it is shaped to fit inside the new covering. After the tooth is prepared, impressions of your teeth are taken, either digitally or with reliable, putty-like impression materials, and sent to the dental laboratory. There, the impressions will be used to make models of your teeth for the creation of a crown. The models will serve as guides to the highly skilled lab technicians, who will ensure that your new crown is designed to enhance your smile and function well within your bite. Next, a temporary crown will be placed in your mouth until the final visit, at which the permanent crown will be sealed in!