Crowns (Caps)

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A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that covers the entire surface of a tooth, restoring its original shape and size. Crowns are used to protect and strengthen teeth that have been damaged or cannot be adequately repaired with fillings or other restorations.

Among the various types of crowns available, porcelain crowns, also called tooth-colored crowns, are the most popular choice. These crowns are highly durable and can last for many years. However, like any dental restoration, they may eventually require replacement. Porcelain crowns are meticulously crafted to match the natural shape, size, and color of your teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance that enhances your smile’s beauty and longevity.

Reasons for crowns:

Cosmetic dentistry treatments aim to enhance the appearance of your bite, gums, or teeth. Whether you seek to enhance your smile’s brightness or address a chipped tooth, we offer a range of cosmetic services tailored to your specific needs. We can assist you with treatments including:

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

What does getting a crown involve?

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The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two appointments. During your first visit, the dentist will take precise impressions of your tooth, which will serve as the model for your custom crown. Additionally, a temporary crown will be fabricated and placed over your tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready.

While your tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare it by removing any decay and shaping it to accommodate the crown. Once the tooth is prepared, the temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement, and your bite will be checked to ensure proper alignment.

At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and your tooth will be cleaned thoroughly. The permanent crown will then be carefully placed to ensure proper spacing and bite alignment.

Following the placement of your new crown, you will receive care instructions, and it is important to schedule regular dental visits to ensure the crown remains in optimal condition.