Crowns and bridges are the most usual restorations in dentistry.

Crowns are a commonly used dental restoration option used to replace a damaged or decayed tooth.

A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, other metals, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials.

Crowns and Bridges

  • The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:
  • 1. Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  • 2. Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  • 3. Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).
  • 4. Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the custom-made crown is being created.
  • 5. Applying the custom-made crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth.
  • 6. After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

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