Restorations
Crown (Cap)

IMPROVING EXISTING TEETH

If a tooth is damaged or of poor quality, a crown is probably the best solution.

Treatment: 

In the best case, the new crown is installed in two dentist visits in one week's time. The inconvenience and after-effects will be minimal.

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COURSE OF TREATMENT

PLACING A NEW CROWN – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

     
1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.
  2: Preparing the old tooth
The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.

     
3: Placing the new crown
A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted.
  4: End result
The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.

 


 

  Crowns can be fabricated from all ceramic (porcelain), porcelain over a metal core, and all metal (gold).  Each material has advantages and disadvantages, and we will discuss these with you and help you choose the material most appropriate for your individual situation.

 



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