Dental crowns are one of the treatments used by dentists for teeth restoration, especially if the tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural structure of a tooth. This particular dental procedure is often done if you previously had root canal therapy or a large dental filling. You can also have this procedure done for aesthetic purposes.
What Is A Dental Crown?
The dental crown is basically an imitation of your tooth. It is a hollow structure that fits over the tooth like a smooth cap. It fits around the tooth to keep out debris and bacteria from the real tooth inside. The dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown. This means that he or she will chip away certain amounts of the
tooth as well as the filling material so that the crown will snugly fit around it. During the preparation, the dentist may discover decay on the tooth. The decay is removed, and a composite core is immediately placed in the tooth before the crown is installed in place.
How Are Crowns Installed?
The dentist will fabricate a dental crown using the maxillary or mandibular arches. It is important that the crown needs to match the dental structure of your gums. The dentist will also try to make several considerations, such as the type of crown and color of your teeth. We strive to have the crown look as natural as it possible.
The permanent crown takes time to make. Thus, the dentist makes a temporary crown and installs the permanent up to two weeks later.