A Dental Crown can restore your smile by creating a customized cap to go on top of a repaired tooth. It takes about two weeks to craft the permanent crown for you and then your dentist puts it in place with dental cement. A temporary crown can protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.
Where Crowns are Used:
- Repairing a broken tooth
- Restoring a tooth which has had a root anal
- Securing a dental bridge
- Strengthening a weak or cracked tooth
- Improving the appearance of a stained or misshapen tooth
- Restoring a dental implant.
What Crowns are Made of:
- Metal; Durable but because it is noticeable, it is recommended for back teeth which won’t be seen.
- Porcelain fused to metal; This offers the strength of metal with the coloring of your natural teeth.
- Total porcelain; This is a good option for color matching with your own teeth.
- Zirconia is a newer type of dental porcelain that provides the durability of metal with the appearance of natural teeth.
Your consultation with your dentist will determine which is appropriate for you.