Our teeth begin to change as we age, and are prone to decay. Many factors cause these changes. Bruxism (teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others reasons are behind tooth changes. A full crown is often the best viable option if your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material. The advantages of a full crown on a badly damaged tooth are aesthetics, durability, and overall chewing chewing support.
Types of Crowns
If a full crown is warranted, there are a few different tooth repair options open to you. You can choose full porcelain crown, a full gold crown, or a porcelain fused to metal or gold crown. Based on your situation, we will make the determination as to which of these options is the best one for you. Your new tooth will be indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth and will complement your smile.
When we have decided for a full crown restoration, it will take two to three appointments to complete the process. Most of the time, crowns are completed in two visits, however, sometimes a a third visit is necessary for a proper fit.
All decay is removed from the tooth first. After removing the decay, we take an impression of your tooth and send it to our lab. Our lab will then make your restoration. We will then give you a temporary restoration while this new tooth is created. Resembling your natural teeth, our temporary restorations will allow you to continue with your daily life without worrying about an incompatible or missing tooth.
We will proceed with your placement of your final restoration on your second visit. We will then fit your crown comfortably. Naturally, every effort is taken so that your new tooth feels like your other teeth. Last of all, we cement the crown and restore your smile.
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