Crowns and caps can help to protect a tooth that has become fractured or if a filling has become damaged by decay; it is also used to restore a tooth that has been through a root canal procedure, to prevent teeth from cracking, and to cover implants.
The procedure for placing a crown and cap to a tooth involves decreasing the size of the damaged tooth and cementing the crown over the affected tooth. The dentist will take an impression of your natural tooth and form a cast that matches the bite and shape of your mouth. The cast is sent to lab where a custom crown is designed from materials such as porcelain, metal, and ceramic. The patient leaves the initial visit with a temporary crown, but once the lab finishes and sends back the permanent crown, the dentist orally cements it in.
Be sure to properly care for your crowns and caps by flossing daily around the crown area to prevent plaque build-up. Crowns and caps, when installed by a quality and experienced dental professional, can last for many years.
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