Crowns, sometimes referred to as “caps”, provide full coverage protection for teeth. There are different types of crowns including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, and stainless steel (usually for baby teeth). Your dentist will determine which is best for your treatment depending on your case. Porcelain crowns are the most preferred and can be matched to your existing teeth by color and contour, keeping your teeth looking natural.
There are several indications for the need for crowns:
Here at Tiger Smile Dentistry, we try to shorten the sessions per crown service. We do this through our efficient and gentle process:
We prepare your tooth – our dentist will remove the outer portion of your tooth for the crown to fit.
Impression – we make an impression to give you the exact model for the crown.
Temporary crown – usually, you have to wait for your permanent crown, while waiting, we will give you a temporary crown .
Crown ready – once we have the crown, we will place it in your mount and make all the needed adjustments. When you are satisfied with how it feels and looks, we will cement it in place.
Once the procedure is done, our dentists will educate you on how to properly take care of your crown to prevent damage to it, which can cause more hassle and even cost you more money.
When a crown is maintained properly, it can last for years. Like any other restorations in the mouth, it may need to be replaced after a while. It is very important that you have your dental check-ups regularly to ensure your restorations are properly protecting your teeth.
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