Crowns (also called ‘caps’) are used to restore both front and back teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to large old fillings or cracks. Usually, a tooth with extensive decay, injury or root canal treatment, are when a crown is recommended. The crowns can be with porcelain, gold or a combination of the two materials. The crowns will look and feel close to your real teeth.
During your first visit, we will prepare your tooth structure and then take an impression of the prepared tooth, make a temporary crown to place on the tooth, and send the impression to a dental lab to fabricate the crown. At your next visit, we will try-in the crown to ensure a good fit and then cement the crown in place.