A Dental Crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of the tooth being repaired and is the tooth’s new outer surface.
A Dental Crown is used to support a tooth with limited remaining structure. The crown provides a protective and durable ‘shell’ for the remaining tooth body to strengthen it and to improve the appearance of the tooth. While crowns may be composed of various materials, the most common structure is porcelain bonded to metal. This construction results in a stronger, more stable, crown.
How it’s done
Dr. Gabriel will use a topical anesthetic on the gum before injecting anesthetic to numb the area where he plans to work.
Dr. Gabriel reshapes your tooth to allow space for the new crown to slip over the tooth and fit between other teeth.
We take an impression of the prepared area is taken so that the Dental Laboratory can build a custom crown for you.
We build and install a temporary crown to protect the tooth structure remaining and make it less visible to others.
Your information and impressions are sent to the Dental Laboratory and you will return in approximately two (2) weeks for the placement of your finished custom crown.
On your return visit the temporary crown is removed and the tooth structure is cleaned. After ensuring that the Dental Crown fits perfectly, Dr. Gabriel will place your custom crown with specialized Permanent Dental Cement.
After removing any excess cement, you are free to enjoy your new Dental Crown as if it were original to your mouth.