A crown is a common dental restoration that covers an existing tooth in order to add support, strength, and aesthetics. Your dentist may recommend a crown for different reasons including; broken teeth and/or fillings, large existing fillings, fractured teeth, and weakened teeth due to root canal treatment.
The procedure of making a crown takes typically 2 visits. During your first visit, we will contour the tooth to fit the new crown; making an impression of the tooth; having a dental laboratory fabricate a customized restoration; lastly, fabricating a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being made. At the second visit, we will remove the temporary crown; fit and cement your permanent crown.
Many patients opt for an all ceramic crown which can be matched to the shade of their existing teeth, to maintain a natural look and feel with their smile. Porcelain fused to metal or gold crowns can be used as well.