A restorative crown is a dental treatment used to restore the shape, size, and strength of a tooth that has been damaged due to decay, fracture, or trauma. A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely covers the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. Crowns are often referred to as “caps” because they fit over the existing tooth like a cap.
There are several reasons why you might need a restorative crown. If you have suffered from extensive decay or trauma that has caused significant damage to your tooth, a crown may be necessary to restore it. Additionally, if you have had root canal therapy or other treatments that require additional protection for your tooth, a crown can provide this protection and help prevent further damage. Finally, if you have an existing filling that is too large for your tooth or if it has worn down over time, a crown can be used to replace it and restore your smile.
There are several types of restorative crowns available depending on your needs and budget. The most common type of restorative crown is made from porcelain fused to metal (PFM). This type of restoration combines both metal and porcelain materials in order to provide strength and durability while also providing an aesthetically pleasing result. Other types of restorative crowns include all-ceramic and all-metal options as well as zirconia and e-max materials which offer superior strength and aesthetics.
The process for placing a restorative crown typically takes two visits to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order to create an exact model of them for use in creating your custom restoration. Your dentist will then prepare the affected tooth by removing any decay or damaged tissue before taking additional impressions in order to ensure an accurate fit for your new restoration. At this point, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration while your permanent one is being created at an offsite lab. During the second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary restoration before fitting and
cementing your permanent one into place. Once placed correctly, your new restoration should provide years of reliable service with proper care and maintenance from both you and your dentist.
Crowns Now offer restorative crowns that can help restore teeth damaged by decay or trauma while also providing aesthetic benefits! Make an appointment to discuss all available options with your dentist to determine which type best meets both your needs and budget requirements.