Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a type of tooth restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a tooth. It’s typically used when there’s damage to a tooth caused by decay or trauma—or just for cosmetic reasons. Dental crowns can be made out of porcelain (which is durable and stain-resistant) or metal alloys like gold, silver, or titanium. Regardless of what material you choose, you’ll still need to have your dentist take an impression first before they can make your new crown. Here are some answers to common questions about this dental procedure:

What’s a dental crown?

A dental crown is a porcelain or plastic cap that is placed over a tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size.

A dental crown can be used to cover a tooth that has been broken, has a large filling, or has been damaged by decay. A dental crown also can be used to prevent another tooth from becoming damaged, such as when two teeth are very close together.

Why would you need a dental crown?

A dental crown is a way to fix a chipped tooth. If your tooth has been damaged, but it’s not so severe that you need a root canal, then a dental crown may be the best option for you.

A broken tooth can be fixed with a dental crown. If your tooth has been cracked or broken in half, a dentist will want to place an artificial cap on top of the remaining piece of your natural tooth to prevent further damage.

Root canal treatment should always be followed by placing an artificial cap over the affected area so that bacteria cannot spread into other parts of your mouth and cause infection or pain.

Large fillings can be replaced with dental crowns instead of having several smaller fillings placed around them—this saves time and money!

How are dental crowns made?

Dental crowns are made of a ceramic material, usually porcelain. The dentist or dental technician custom-makes each crown to fit over the natural tooth and covers the entire visible surface of your tooth. After fitting, they are cemented into place with a dental adhesive.

If you are wondering how they are made, it will help to learn about how teeth form in the first place. Your teeth begin as buds on your gums that grow down into sockets in your jawbone where they develop roots and become firmly attached to surrounding bone through an elaborate process known as root formation. Until these connections have been made, there is no need for any type of restoration other than routine cleaning with an antiseptic solution such as hydrogen peroxide (which can also be used once established).

What is the process of a dental crown?

Dental crowns are restorations that are designed to cover the entire visible portion of both an upper and lower tooth. A crown can be used in combination with other dental procedures, such as filling or root canal therapy, to restore a tooth’s function and appearance. The process for placing a dental crown is divided into several steps:

Preparing the tooth

Taking a dental impression (mold) of your mouth

Fabricating (making) your custom-fitted crown at our office

Cementing (gluing) the crown onto your prepared tooth

Dental crowns are a great way to restore your smile, protect your teeth and make them look more natural. If you’re looking for more information on this procedure, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us today!

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