A porcelain crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap used to fix and restore a damaged tooth. Covering the entire visible portion of the tooth, a crown will protect and strengthen your tooth, matching the original shape, size and colour.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken, decayed or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancements
- Fractured or large fillings
- A tooth with a root canal
What does getting a porcelain crown involve?
A crown procedure generally takes two appointments. At your first visit, a detailed mold will be taken and a temporary crown will be created for use until your new crown is ready. At your second appointment, your new crown will be cemented to your tooth and any adjustments will be made to ensure proper spacing and fit.
Caring for your new crown
At the end of your appointment, you will be given detailed care instructions for your new crown. Proper oral hygiene, sound diet and visits to your dentist will all help ensure that your crown remains strong and beautiful.