A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over the entire visible portion of the tooth. Crowns will look, feel and function just like any of your natural teeth. Crowns offer greater strength than simple fillings and also help to protect the tooth from further damage.
If you recently had a Root Canal Treatment and need to fill and protect the tooth – dental crown is for you. Also, if a substantial portion of your tooth needs filling, a better solution is usually the crown because fillings do not give you the same kind of protection as crowns do. Also, if the filling is extremely large, it can cause the tooth to break, making it irreparable. Dental crowns are used in dental implant treatment.
Generally, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. We’ve seen some crowns last even longer, up to 25 or 30 years.
It normally takes two appointments to prepare and cement a crown:
During the first visit, your dentist prepares the tooth for a crown. First the tooth is filed or filled to the proper shape, then practitioner will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental laboratory, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed. The Impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory. After the impression is taken of your tooth, the crown is custom-made by a specialized lab technician according to the dentist’s instructions.
The second visit will be booked 1 week after the first one. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, after which the dentist will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special adhesive.
At Urgent Dental Care we provide lots of different types of crowns including porcelain, gold, all ceramic and zirconia all differing in price.
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