Dental crowns are covers or caps made of metal alloys, metal fused to porcelain, or ceramics, to cover the damaged or compromised tooth. Crowns are very common restorations that can be placed over virtually any tooth within the mouth. Dental crowns are used to support fractured, chipped, or malposed teeth, thus improving esthetics, occlusion, chewing, and other functions. Crowns can last for many years depending on the condition of the remaining tooth structure, Occlusal forces, and overall oral hygiene.
Few common indications are:
During your appointment, we start with a local anesthetic used to fully numb your gums and teeth. Next, we take impressions for the temporary crowns so you can have a temporary tooth while your custom crown is created at the lab. Then we shape down the two neighbouring teeth to make space for the crown. Next we take the digital impressions with an intraoral scanner which goes to the lab to make a crown. During your final appointment, we will remove the temporary crowns and cement the new crown.