Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry


Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A cap protects, strengthens teeth which cannot be restored with fillin's or other types of restorations .

Porcelain crowns may be the most popular type of dental restoration, because they match your natural teeth and give you a long lasting beautiful smile. Although there are several types of porcelain restorations available such as tooth colored ones that resemble them closely; these might eventually need to be replaced like any other kind would too - with time passing by..

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that are used to create your custom crown, and a temporary one for approximately two weeks until it's time for you to come back in order get them both relieved of duty so they can be replaced by new ones.

A dental patient's tooth will be numb during their visit for a procedure. They'll need to prepare the surface of their teeth by removing any decay before getting fitted with an attractive temporary crown, which they can take home after treatment is done.

At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and you'll receive a clean tooth. Your new permanent one is then carefully placed in order for it to fit correctly.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.