A crown is simply a replacement cap that covers the remaining existing tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size. A crown is often used to protect the tooth from further damage, but can also be used as a cosmetic treatment by giving you a beautiful, new, whole tooth. There are several types of crowns but porcelain are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They are very durable and can be made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth.
What are crowns used for?
- Improving your smile cosmetically
- Replacing decayed teeth
- Fixing broken or fractured teeth
- Fixing fractured or large fillings
- After receiving a root canal
What does getting a crown entail?
Our crowns usually can be placed in just two appointments. During the first appointment, your tooth will be prepared for the new restoration. We will take a mold of your tooth so we can create your crown to fit perfectly. We will fit you with a temporary crown while your final restoration is being made. This will take about two weeks as the crown is prepared in a dental laboratory.
While your tooth is numb, Raymond Choi, DDS, will prepare the tooth by removing decay and shaping the service so the crown can fit properly.
When the permanent crown is completed, you will come in for your second appointment and have your new crown firmly placed. We will provide you with care instructions and instruct you to come for regular visits to check on your crown.