A crown is a tooth-shaped shell that is made of porcelain or metal or a combination of both that is placed over a tooth. The dentist will match it up to the shape and colour of your own teeth as best they can. Crowns may be recommended to cover a tooth to restore its shape and size if you already have a large filling there, strength and to improve its appearance, cosmetic treatment or to protect a tooth that has had root canal treatment done.
A crown is needed to protect a weak tooth from breaking or holding together parts of a cracked tooth, also to cover and support a large tooth that has been severely worn down. They can be used for cosmetic reasons such as misshapen or severely discoloured teeth.
When your tooth is prepared for a crown it will usually be done using local anaesthetic, although if you have had the tooth root treated this is not necessary but can be used for comfort if you wanted. Once your tooth is prepared the dentists will then take an impression of the crown preparation so we can send it to a laboratory so they can then make your crown. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the crown to be made at the laboratory and to be back with the dentist to then fit. For the 2 week period the dentist will make you a temporary crown to wear.
A crown can last for many years providing you take good care of your teeth. Once you have the crown it will practically impossible to tell the difference from your natural teeth.
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