A tooth crown (also called a cap) is an artificial cover that restores a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size. It is useful for protecting the structure of a tooth that is cracked or broken. A crown can also be used to change the shape of tooth, to correct a bite or cosmetic problem, or to replace existing broken or poor - fitting crowns. A crown is made of gold, other metals, zirconia, or porcelain. Cosmetic crowns are made of pure porcelain which can be made to any shape or color of your own choosing.
Can You Tell Me What the Procedure for Getting a Crown Is Like?
The procedure for receiving a dental crown consists of a few steps. During your first visit, your tooth will be shaped and prepared by your dentist. A mold of your tooth will also be taken during this visit. This is an essential step as it ensures that your final crown will be custom fitted to your tooth. You will wear a temporary crown until the permanent one is made. Your permanent crown will be cemented into place during your second visit. You can expect each step of the procedure to run between 30 minutes to an hour.