Crowns

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Dental Crowns also known as caps, restore damaged teeth and mimic the shape, size and color of the surrounding teeth and are indicated for cracked teeth and teeth with deep cavities; to protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; and to cover poorly shaped or discolored teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry using dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, or spacing and chips or cracks.

A crown, also called a cap, is a custom-made restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured, has a large cavity, has an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy.

Fabricated of all-porcelain for strength, endurance and appearance, a crown completely covers the tooth, restoring and protecting. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, enhancing the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or an unusual shape.

How It’s Done:

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If a large cavity is detected, if a tooth has fractured, if root canal therapy is needed or has been performed in the past, a crown will be used to restore the tooth to health. The dentist will first take an impression of the tooth, then send the impression to an outside lab. The lab will custom build the crown to fit the patient’s tooth exactly. The patient will be fitted with a temporary crown in the interim.

When the lab returns the crown to the dentist, he or she will remove the temporary restoration, and bond the permanent crown to the tooth.

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