A dental crown is a kind of dental renewal process. At our dental clinic and practice these crowns are commonly referred to as “caps” as they are to fit on the top of your teeth, either on your existing teeth or above your dental implants.
Dental crowns are usually made of porcelain as this material is both strong and non-permeable, hence it is more effective in preventing your teeth from getting stained.
A crown is a very essential component of your dental structure, existing in various shapes and performing a different function for each type of tooth.
It is also responsible for safeguarding the internal portion of your tooth from decay and different kinds of bacteria as well as food particles.
Crowns are also shielded by enamel, which is strong but still susceptible to damage.
Why would I need a dental crown?
A crown may be prescribed by your Dentist:
- Protect and restore a worn, decayed, cracked, or broken tooth
- Protect and support a tooth after a very large filling or root canal treatment
- Cover a dental implant
- Hold a dental bridge or other prosthetic devices in place
- Improve your smile by covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
What is the procedure?
At first, our highly qualified dentists numb the area where the therapy is to be done with local anesthesia. Then they redesign the external structure of your tooth by shaping it through our new and advanced equipment.
After doing this, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to the laboratory, where a permanent crown is made to fit beautiful smile of yours.
The dentist will place a temporary crown over your teeth for the time being, that is until your permanent crown has been made for placement.
Once the permanent crown is created, the placement phase starts. The dentist will first get rid of the temporary cap and make sure that the prepared tooth is absolutely clean and free from defect. Next, he places the permanent crown over your tooth.
Further adjustments might be required before the final placement, to guarantee that the crown gives a natural feel in your mouth. Once all of this is done, the crown is fixed into place.