Dental crowns are typically put in place to protect a chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth. The purpose is to restore function and appearance while preventing further damage.
What is the difference between a crown and a filling?
A filling covers only a portion of the tooth, while a dental crown completely encases the visible area of the tooth. A crown provides added strength and protection for a tooth too damaged to be repaired with a filling.
How are dental crowns applied?
The dentist will prepare your tooth and surrounding teeth for the crown. Then, an impression will be made and sent to the laboratory, where your custom crown will be created. When the crown is ready, you will return to the dentist to have it permanently bonded in place.
Do dental crowns look natural?
Yes, dental crowns are custom fabricated to create a natural appearance. By matching the shape and colour to your surrounding teeth, your dentist will ensure that the crown blends seamlessly with your smile.
Are dental crowns permanent?
Dental crowns are intended to be permanent, but they are not indestructible. Proper care must be taken to protect your dental crown.
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