To begin with, What are Dental Crowns? Crowns, or in layman terms, ‘Caps’ are basically tooth shaped copings that your dentist may advise you to get put on your teeth. They can be put for a number of different reasons. The most common are Crowns put after Root Canal Treatments to protect the weakened tooth, Crowns joined together to make a Bridge to replace any missing teeth and Crowns put on teeth to make them more esthetic during smile designing.
To place a crown on your tooth, the dentist will first have to trim a part of your tooth to make space for the coping and take the measurement of the trimmed tooth. The impressions are sent to Dental Labs where your crown is custom made in the material of your choice . Once the crown is ready, your dentist will cement it to your tooth using an appropriate dental cement after ensuring that the fit is proper. The procedure usually takes 2 appointments and may tale 3-4 days.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials. The choice depends on your case, budget and choice. The different types of crowns that are available include: