Crown and Caps
Dental Crowns at Plantation Dentist
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire surface of a tooth. It restores the tooth to its natural shape and size. A crown is the perfect option to protect and strengthen tooth structure when fillings and other types of restorations can’t be done or aren’t enough.
Reasons for crowns:
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Fractured or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Large fillings.
- Fractured fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
What does getting a crown involve?
It typically takes two appointments to complete a crown procedure. Your first appointment consists creating your custom crown by taking several extremely accurate impressions (or molds). A temporary crown will also be created using a mold. This temporary one will remain on your tooth until your new crown in fabricated by a dental laboratory, which typically takes about two weeks.
Your dentist numbs your tooth and then prepared it by removing any decay and shaping the surface so that it can fit the crown. Then, temporary cement is used to place your temporary crown. Your bite will also be checked to make sure you are able to properly bite.
During your second appointment, your temporary crown is removed, your tooth cleaned, and your new crown is precisely placed to ensure the bite and spacing is correct.
Your dentist will give your proper care instructions and recommend you to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
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