Dental crowns offer a perfect example of the statement- “Dentistry is an art as well as science.” A dental ‘cap’ or crown is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unesthetic tooth. A smile that’s leaves you not wanting to smile can as well have greater susceptibility to oral health issues like more advanced stages of gum disease, tooth decay, bone loss, and difficulty eating or speaking. At Expressions DentalTM Clinic, our general dentists can help restore your smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental Crowns are primarily manufactured teeth. It is can be made from porcelain or zirconium that can be colored and texture-matched to your existing teeth. It can also be made of gold alloys for improved strength when replacing a back tooth or it can have a metal base with porcelain bonded to the exterior to give it durability and a natural look.
How is a Dental Crown fitted?
A crown is used when an existing tooth is damaged, weakened or fractured. Any decay is removed. The tooth is reshaped, an impression is taken which is sent to the lab where the crown is fabricated. You will have a temporary crown while the lab tech works on the final crown. The crown fits like a cap over the newly shaped tooth and is cemented into position, thereby restoring the tooth structure.