A crown is a ‘cap’ that fits over the entire surface of the tooth. The process of making a crown involves trimming the tooth down to the desired shape. Impressions of the tooth preparation are then taken. From the impressions, the laboratory can construct the crown.
Once fabricated, a crown is fitted over the tooth surface and bonded in place using special dental cements. The shape, size, colour and surface characteristics of a crown are closely matched to the surrounding teeth. They are fabricated by master ceramists to the highest possible standards and once fitted, provide a seamless and permanent restoration to a tooth.
Crowns can last a lifetime and are necessary for a number of reasons:
To restore heavily broken down teeth
To restore heavily filled teeth
To give form to broken or unusually shaped teeth
To treat discoloured teeth
To realign crowded or spaced teeth
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Please contact Sierra Springs Dental to find out more about how porcelain dental veneers can help you meet your needs. Our cosmetic dentists will be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have about this effective procedure.