Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are dental restorations used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are designed to fit over the entire tooth, providing protection and support while restoring the tooth’s natural shape and size.

Crowns are typically made from materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys, and can be custom-colored to match the patient’s natural teeth. They are designed to be strong and durable and can last for many years with proper care.

Crowns are used to treat a variety of dental problems, including:

  • Severely decayed or damaged teeth
  • Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Misshapen or discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or too large

The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damage and shaping the remaining tooth structure to fit the crown. They will then take an impression of the tooth to send to the dental lab, where the crown will be fabricated.

In the meantime, the dentist will place a temporary crown over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. Once the permanent crown is ready, the patient will return to the dentist’s office to have it cemented into place.

Overall, dental crowns are an effective and long-lasting solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. They can help improve the appearance, function, and overall health of the teeth, and are a common treatment option in modern dentistry.

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