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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 or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two to three appointments. At your first appointment Dr.McGuire will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. After the tooth is prepared Dr.McGuire will take a highly accurate mold (or impression) of the prepared tooth that will be used to create your custom crown. Depending on the complexity of the tooth preparation the mold may be taken on a second appointment. A temporary crown will be made and cemented with temporary cement which will stay on your tooth while your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory
When the crown is ready from the lab (about 10-14 days) your temporary crown will be removed, 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.