A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
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What does getting a crown involve?
In most cases a crown procedure usually requires one appointment in our office. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Moaveni will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, we will use CEREC technology to properly fit the crown. Once your crown has been fabricated, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.