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What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that is used to cover and protect a damaged or decayed tooth. It is a custom-made cap that is designed to fit over the visible portion of a tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength and appearance. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including metal alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic or all-resin. They are typically recommended when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a filling, or when a tooth has undergone root canal therapy.

The procedure for getting a dental crown typically involves two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the tooth to make room for the crown. An impression will be taken of the prepared tooth and a temporary crown will be placed. The second appointment is to place the permanent crown which is fabricated in the dental lab. The permanent crown is then cemented onto the prepared tooth.

Dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth and can also be used to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth. They are long-lasting and durable, with a proper care and maintenance, can last for many years. Crowns can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth, making them an esthetic option for front teeth. At our dental clinic we use the latest technology to create a crown that looks and feels like your natural tooth.

What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin and ceramics. They typically don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.