In situations where a tooth may be fractured, have an old filling or is otherwise severely damaged, a crown, otherwise known as a cap, may be the ideal solution. These crowns strengthen the tooth and protect its structure. It also improves your smile. There are many types of crowns, including porcelain fused to metal, full porcelain, and all metal. You will need to see your dentist twice for crown fittings.
At the first appointment, the decay will be removed, and we will shape the tooth for crown placement.
Next, an impression of the area is taken.
During this appointment, we will place a temporary crown, often made from metal or plastic, to hold the place.
At your next appointment, typically seven days later, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent one will be positioned and cemented in place.