A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. At our office we utilize CEREC CAD/CAM technology which allows us to capture a digital image of your teeth (no messy impressions), design your new crown on a special computer, and manufacture the new crown while you wait. No second visit.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.