A crown replaces part or all of the natural crown, or visible part, of a tooth. It is also sometimes referred to as a replacement crown or a cap and is used in the following circumstances:
A replacement crown is prepared by the dentist and made by a dental technician.
Replacement crowns may be made of porcelain, gold or a combination of metals. Sometimes a porcelain crown can be fused to a metal base when the crown needs added strength, and a good appearance is required. This is called a porcelain bonded crown. Temporary crowns are made of acrylic.
No. We make and install a temporary acrylic crown to protect the pared down tooth. It will look good and be comfortable to eat with.
No. The procedure is not painful because a local anaesthetic is used before the preparation of the tooth and the taking of the impression. Pain relief is seldom necessary after the treatment, although sensitivity to hot and cold sometimes occurs after the crown has first been cemented, but this is normally temporary.
Eating with a replacement crown should be the same as with a natural tooth.
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