A crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, and are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods, and are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Dental crowns are used as a functional option to treat teeth that have been compromised due to decay, previous root canal therapy or natural aging. Crowns provide strength, durability and stability and prolong the life of natural teeth. Crowns are also used in cosmetic dental treatments where broken, chipped or stained teeth are crowned to improve the appearance of one’s smile.
Also the shape of the teeth can be modified by placing a custom made crown over irregular shaped teeth, and crowns can be placed on both front and back teeth. A crown is a hollow cap that fits over a specially prepared tooth, and is cemented in place. Crowns are usually made from porcelain, porcelain on metal backing, reinforced plastic and gold. Gold is a good option where extra strength is needed, and is often used on back teeth where visibility of the crown is reduced.
Crown treatments consist of two appointments, and at the first appointment the tooth is prepared for the crown. Impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth. At the second visit the custom made crown is cemented in place.
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