Your teeth can get damaged over time, either due to injury, tooth decay or just use over time. When this happens, your tooth could lose its shape and size.
Dental crowns are “caps” placed over your teeth, used to restore your tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
What to expect:
Before placing the crown, a consultation is done to check the tooth that’ll be receiving the crown. An X-ray will also be taken of the tooth and the bone around it. Your dentist might have to do a root canal prior to the crown being placed if there are signs of tooth decay or risk of infection.
Next, your tooth will be filed down to a smaller size depending on the type of crown you’ll be getting. Paste or putty will be used to make impressions of your teeth and to assess how the crown will fit into your bite. Once that’s done, your crown will be placed on top of your tooth.
DisclaimerEvery patient is a unique individual and every treatment has unique aspects. Therefore, no two cosmetic procedures will get the exact same results — even if patients are similar and if the procedures are performed by the same doctor.
Before undergoing a cosmetic procedure, please be sure to have an individual one-on-one consultation with a qualified doctor.