A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that encases the entire visible portion of a tooth in order to restore its shape, size, strength and to improve its appearance. A crown is used to restore a tooth that cannot be fixed with fillings or other types of restorations.
Porcelain crowns are the most popular type of crown because they look like natural teeth.
Reasons for getting a crown:
- To restore a broken, fractured, or severely worn tooth
- To restore a weak or decayed tooth
- To cover and protect a tooth with a large filling when there is very little tooth left.
- To cover discolored or misshaped teeth
- To hold a dental bridge
- To cover a dental implant
What is the procedure for getting a porcelain crown?
Getting a crown generally requires two appointments.
At the first appointment Dr Yash will take several molds or impressions that will be used to create a custom crown. The mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which you will wear until your new crown is produced by a dental laboratory. This takes approximately two weeks. At this appointment Dr Yash will also prepare the tooth by removing decay and shaping it so that the crown will fit properly. Then the temporary crown will be positioned and attached with temporary cement. Your bite will be checked as well.
At the second appointment Dr Yash will remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth, and place the new permanent crown making sure that the bite and spacing are perfect.
Dr Yash will give you care instructions and will check your crown at every six-month visit.
If you have any questions about porcelain crowns, please call or contact our office.