A crown can be used to cover a fractured tooth, a tooth with a large, old filling, or a tooth that is severely damaged by decay. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Crowns are also used to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped or to cover a dental implant. Types of crowns include the full porcelain (ceramic) crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown where the porcelain covers the metal and the all-gold crown. We will recommend the crown that is best for you after considering your wishes.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits. Initially, we remove decay and shape the tooth. Then we make an impression or mold of the tooth and then place a provisional or transitional tooth-colored crown over it. On the next visit the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown fitted, adjusted, then cemented into place.
If you have a question about your dental needs, give us a call at Forum Dental group (4425) 357-1818