Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance.
Dental crowns are used to repair a damaged or broken tooth, to stop teeth wearing due to teeth grinding,to strengthen root canal treated tooth, to prevent further spread of decay in a weakened tooth.
Crowns have longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations.
After the tooth is filled to the proper shape, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. The dentist will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special adhesive.
Once your dental crown procedure is complete, it may take some time getting used to before the permanent crown feels normal in your mouth; however, after a little time has passed, the crown should look, function, and feel like a regular tooth.