What are Crowns?

What are Crowns?

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully covers a tooth above the gum line. They usually last about 5 to 10 years.

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Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.

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To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down or decayed.

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To cover irregular or severely discolored teeth.

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To cover a dental implant.

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Permanent crowns are made in a laboratory and can be; base metal, gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or all ceramic material.

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A crown procedure takes 2 appointments. The first one will be used to prepare the tooth and your temporary crown.

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The second one will be used to cement your permanent crown made in the laboratory.

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Wait 1-2 hours before chewing on the new crown. Eat soft food for the first day and then you can resume your normal diet. Continue brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash.

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