A crown is a replacement tooth made from ceramic and created to fit over a natural tooth. The natural tooth is filed down so that the crown can fit over it and look like the tooth it covers. These are needed in a wide range of circumstances, and they are a great way to replace the bulk of a tooth that has had serious damage to it. They are made carefully of high-quality ingredients, and they are made to look completely natural.
Getting a Dental Crown
The first step in getting a dental crown is often to get rid of any decay in the tooth. This decayed tooth matter is removed by the dentist so that the decay stops and doesn’t keep getting worse. With a tooth that needs a crown, it may be a large portion of the tooth that needs to be removed. OFten, there is so much that has to be removed from the tooth that simply getting a filling isn’t enough. There may also be not enough tooth left to support a filling, making a crown necessary.
Once the decayed or otherwise damaged portion has been removed, the enamel of the tooth has to be shaped so that it is smooth. Then, an impression is made of the tooth so that a crown can be made that will precisely fit the tooth. You may immediately get a temporary crown to cover the tooth until the permanent crown can be made. However, this is increasingly unnecessary. For many patients, the permanent crown is made right away.