A dental crown is a dental restoration that completely encircles a tooth. They’re also known as dental caps – that is, they fit over a damaged or decayed tooth by completely ‘capping’ it.
At Pearl Dental Studio we offer top of the line services that ensure a long-lasting, and painless dental procedure with tremendous results. Our team of highly qualified dentists will guide you throughout the process – you are a part of the team and we’re happy to help you get the best results.
Why Would You Need A Dental Crown?
You might need a dental crown for a variety of reasons, some of which include:
- Covering a dental implant.
- Covering a tooth with altered anatomy.
- Covering a discolored tooth.
- Covering a decayed/filled tooth with little remaining tooth structure
- Covering a tooth that’s been chipped off by trauma.
- Covering an root canal treated tooth
What To Expect When Getting A Dental Crown?
A crown restoration is an invasive procedure, but only minimally invasive. That is, in order for a crown restoration to fit snugly on a tooth surface, your dentist has to prep the damaged or decayed tooth by reducing tooth structure to receive the restoration.
After preparing/reducing the tooth, a mold is taken to send to the laboratory to make your final crown. For an interim period of time, you will receive a temporary crown.
Once the permanent crown is back from the laboratory, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is cemented.
Think of it like two pieces of a puzzle that go together – one piece (the tooth) is contoured to receive the other piece (the crown).
From start-to-finish crown procedures are typically conducted over two appointments.
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