Dental crown is a cap or a cover that is placed over your teeth. A crown makes the tooth strong and restores its shape, size and function.
What are the types of crowns?
What is the process of placing a crown?
Dental crowns treatment can be completed in 2 visits to your dentist.
First the decayed part of the tooth or any cavity is removed and cleaned by the dentist. The outer layer of the decayed tooth is removed and brought to the size that can fix the crown. The tooth is digitally scanned to prepare a mould for the desired shape of the tooth. A temporary crown is provided, while the permanent tooth is still being prepared. For the next 2 weeks, you will be having the temporary crown in your mouth. At that moment your teeth may be sensitive towards hot, cold, chewy, sticky and hard foods. If your dentist has the proper equipment they may be able to fix the crown the same day. When the permanent crown is ready, the dentist will place it in the mouth and make required adjustments. When you and the dentist feel that the crown looks and feels perfect it is finally cemented at the right place.