Crown are restorations that cover an entire tooth that has lost most of its structural support and will most likely fracture without the protection. If we see very wide fillings with very thin walls of the tooth left, we will recommend a crown, as a tooth like that has a very high chance of fracture. Most teeth that have had root canal therapy also need coverage to them being hollowed out and now dehydrated due to the lack of blood supply We strive to bond all of our restorations to teeth making the tooth “whole” again, increasing longevity and decreasing the risk of fracture.
What to expect
Unless your tooth has had root canal therapy, we will anesthetize the area. One of our assistants will take a mold of your tooth in order to make you a temporary cown by the end of the appointment. We will prepare your tooth for a crown, and make an impression. You will leave our office with a temporary crown cemented for about 2 weeks.
We will remove the temporary crown and clean your tooth. One of our assistants will take an xray to make sure the crown is seated properly and everything is nicely sealed. Once we confirm that, we will bond your restoration. On most occasions, you will be able to eat right away.