A dental crown is a durable protective cap that covers a tooth around all sides. It’s similar to a veneer in that it is custom-made to fit your tooth from impressions that we take of your teeth and after trimming down your enamel, we bond it to your tooth.
However, veneers are purely cosmetic shells that only cover the front side of the tooth enamel. A dental crown is much more durable and versatile, as it can be used for both restorative and cosmetic reasons.
A crown doesn’t just cover the front side of a tooth – it wraps around the entire tooth, encapsulating it from above. Crowns protect teeth from breakage and strengthen the tooth so they can withstand chewing forces. It can also be used to cover cosmetic problems in a particular tooth.
Dr. Dorsey will call you back to the office once we have your official dental crown. After removing the temporary cap, we will check the fit and appearance of your crown and cement it to your tooth.
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A lab-made dental crown is a tailor-made durable cap that is bonded to a tooth to provide strength and protection when a tooth has been damaged, decayed, or weakened. After taking impressions of your tooth, the dental lab creates a crown based on the precise measurements and alignment of your bite to fabricate a crown that fits perfectly over your tooth.
Lab-made crowns can be made out of versatile materials such as metal, zirconia, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Certain materials are ideal for aesthetic purposes such as porcelain in the front teeth or to cover up aesthetic imperfections, while metal and zirconia crowns are more durable and have longer lifespans.