What are crowns?
Crowns are a fixed prosthetic device to cover up a damaged tooth. Dentists usually recommend crowns if you have:
- not enough tooth structure remaining
- weak teeth that may fracture easily
- a discolored tooth
- an abnormal shaped tooth
- a root canal treated tooth
What is a procedure for getting a crown?
Crown requires two visits.
On your first visit, your tooth will be reduced in size so that the crown fits over. Next, an impression of your teeth will be taken to make a mold for the crown, and it will be sent to a lab. Temporary crown will be made before you leave to protect your tooth until the permanent one is made.
After 2-3 weeks, your crown will be ready and your dentist will check bite and contact if it fits perfectly. When you are satisfied with bite and its look, the crown will be cemented permanently.
How long does a crown last?
Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.