What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped “cap” that are used to preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. A dental crown may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, protect a tooth that’s recently had a root canal or replace an old/damaged crown. Crowns can be made of different materials based on your need, they can be fabricated in ceramic, zirconia, e-max, porcelain-fused to a high noble metal, gold or base metals.
How is are crowns made?
During your first visit we will remove any decay present and place a core build up if the decay is extensive. Then, we will prepare the tooth, take an impression and make you a temporary crown to wear to protect your tooth while the crown is being fabricated by one of our highly skilled dental laboratories. In 7-10 days you will return to our office and the permanent crown will be cemented onto your tooth.
How long should a crown last?
With good homecare, brushing, flossing and regular cleanings your crown should last between ten and fifteen years.