Crowns

Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, fillings are dental restorations that fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface.

Crowns can be made out of porcelain (meaning some sort of dental ceramic), metal (a gold or other metal alloy), or a combination of both. Other terms that are used to refer to dental crowns are "dental caps" and "tooth caps."

STEP 1

The tooth is prepared by removing any damaged or weak part. Then an impression of the tooth is made

STEP 2

A plastic tooth colored temporary is made to protect tooth untill crown is ready.

STEP 3

The crown is then fitted and colored. The bit is checked before it is bonded to the tooth

 

 
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