A porcelain crown, also known as a cap, encases the tooth above the gum. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth’s protective outer surface. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed beyond what fillings are able to repair. The crown is able to provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. They can also help restore a tooth to its original shape. They are used commonly for teeth that have been broken. While crowns come in different materials, the most common crowns typically have some mixture of porcelain in them to give them a look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
Dental Crowns Cover Teeth & Provide a Beautiful Smile
The first visit to Dr. Sioutis involves reshaping the tooth. Typically a portion of your tooth will have to be removed for the crown to fit properly. After Dr. Sioutis reshapes your tooth, she will use a special material to create an impression of it. This impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to be made into a permanent crown. Before sending you home, Dr. Sioutis will provide you with a temporary crown to cover your tooth in-between visits.
When you return to Dr. Sioutis, she will take impressions to create the crown and have them sent to the laboratory and have received the permanent crown made. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Sioutis, will remove the temporary crown and fit the new permanent one. Before cementing the permanent crown in place, she will ensure that it fit is comfortable and matches the color of your teeth