A crown, sometimes called a “cap” or “jacket,” will restore a large filling or a cracked tooth to its original size, shape and tooth color.
A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more likely to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your teeth.
To place a crown, we must reduce 1-2 mm of the tooth to make room for it. We will then use a piece of thread or cord, or use a laser to push the gum down around the tooth, to take an impression of the tooth. The impressions are sent to the lab where the crown is made.
During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of plastic and are made in your dentist’s office on the day of your visit. They are not meant to last. If a temporary crown is left in the mouth, the cement eventually washes out, and the tooth can decay.
At a second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent one. Sometimes crowns need additional polishing, glaze or some other adjustment before they are placed. Once the crown is ready, it’s cemented to your tooth.
Dental Implant Crown Restorations
If you’ve struggled for any length of time with missing a single tooth or need to have multiple teeth replaced, or you have rocking or ill-fitted dentures, dental implant-supported restorations are the best solution available. They are highly recommended as a secure, long-term preference for tooth replacement that function, look, and feel like natural teeth.
Once the dental implant screw is securely fused with the bone in your jaw, Dr. Rastakhiz will place the abutments and make a custom crown restoration. Once your crown is fitted, your healthy, new smile will be ready to show off to the world!
Once you’ve completed the dental implant process, you will have a beautiful, natural looking solution that will provide many, many years of talking, laughing, smiling, and eating your favorite foods without having to worry about loose-fitting dentures or ugly gaps in your smile.