Getting a crown involves two simple office visits. First, we prepare the tooth by removing the outer portion of your tooth to make room for the thickness of the crown.
Next, an impression is made to provide an exact model of the prepared tooth. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory where your crown is custom made.
While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth.When the permanent crown is ready, it is placed over the tooth, cemented and any necessary adjustments are made.
A crown can be placed for a number of reasons:
- For support when there isn't enough tooth remaining
- To restore fractured teeth
- To cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To replace large fillings that may fracture