When a tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown (or cap) may be recommended.

Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. The procedure is usually taking place over two visits.

Visit 1:
The tooth is trimmed and an impression is taken. Your help will be required when taking the shade. A temporary tooth is cemented in place till your next visit. This may look and feel strange at first. Take care when eating. It is always best to avoid eating on the temporary tooth, if possible. This is usually a lengthy appointment.

Visit 2: 
Your crown is cemented in place. It is important that you indicate if the new crown feels high (your teeth does not meet like they use to). A marked improvement on your temporary tooth will be noted. Allow at least one hour for the cement to set before eating. It is very important that you maintain excellent oral hygiene standards to ensure that your crown stays looking good and gums stay healthy.

The Tooth Is Shaped

The Crown Cemented

The Tooth Is Restored

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