What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed on and cemented to a tooth. This is usually done to restore the tooth’s shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
What is the procedure for getting a Dental Crown?
Crowns are made by taking an impression of the tooth or teeth they'll be covering. Before this impression is created, your dentist must first reduce your tooth's size so that the crown fits properly.
After reshaping the tooth, your dentist typically will use a paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth to receive the crown. Sometimes, though, impressions are made with a digital scanner. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown will also be made to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite.
The impressions or scans are sent to our dental lab where the crown will be manufactured. After the crown is manufactured, it will be inspected by your dentist to ensure a match with the shape and color of your neighboring teeth.
If everything is acceptable, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented in place.