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.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure using the CEREC CAD-CAM system lets you have your crown in one appointment!
While the tooth is numb, we will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Then an CEREC Omnicam scan will take highly accurate "photos" of your teeth (eliminating nasty impression taking) and then the crown will be milled in-house. Your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate and then the crown is stained, fired and glazed at a very high temperature.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.