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What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are protective covers made from porcelain which restore existing teeth that are extremely damaged and beyond repair by a standard filling. Crowns are durable, strong and reliable for protecting teeth from further damage.
Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can offer protection and prevent breakage.
What are dental crowns suitable for?
Dental crowns are suitable in all the following circumstances:
- Restore damaged & decaying teeth
- Restore broken & cracked teeth
- Cover up discolored teeth
- Atop a dental implant
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:
- Protects teeth from decay and damage
- Restores function & esthetics
- Supports teeth
- Strong & durable
How are dental crowns placed?
The dentist will take an impression of your tooth, afterwards the outer layer of your enamel will be removed to make room for the dental crown restoration.
Once the enamel is removed, you will have another impression taken of your tooth. The two impressions will be sent to the laboratory, where your custom dental crown will be made.
If you are not receiving a same-day crown, you will have a temporary crown fitted onto your tooth.
When the permanent crown has been fabricated, you will have the temporary crown removed and the permanent crown will be cemented down onto your tooth.