Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A crown (or cap) is a coating that covers the entire surface of the tooth and restores its original shape and size. Crowns protect and reinforce tooth structures that cannot be restored with fillings or other restorations.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your initial planning process includes picking up several very accurate molds (or shapes) for your custom crown. Molds will also be used to create temporary crowns that will stay on your teeth for about two weeks until a dental office makes your new crown.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the fit, spacing, bite and colour are accurate.