A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the
entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A
crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored
with fillings or other types of restorations.
All-ceramic crowns (also known as all-porcelain crowns), are metal-free crowns that exceed traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal crown esthetics. Since there is no metal substructure, all-ceramic crowns do not exhibit graying or black lines at the gum line as traditional crowns do. Also, since they are more translucent than metal-based crowns, light penetrates and reflects off the crowns, resulting in a natural appearance. All-ceramic crowns are the #1 choice for front teeth that need to be crowned, but are also excellent for back teeth, as well as bridges. They are highly durable and will last many
years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to
Reasons for crowns:
What does getting a crown
A crown procedure usually requires two
appointments. Your first appointment will include taking highly
accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom
crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will
stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is
fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, Dr. Prilutsky will
prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to
properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your
temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will
be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown
will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be
carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and
encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.