Crowns are used to restore broken down teeth. They make the tooth stronger and improve its appearance.”
DON'T LIVE WITH A BROKEN TOOTH
It takes two appointments to make a crown.
The first appointment involves preparing the
tooth, taking impressions and bite records, and placing a temporary crown. These are then
sent to the laboratory. The crown usually takes about 2 weeks to be individually
The second appointment involves removing the temporary crown and placing
the permanent crown.
There are different types of crowns available.
Porcelain bonded crowns would be the traditional type of crown. A precious metal base
supports the outer porcelain shell.
Porcelain crowns are made entirely of porcelain. They look very natural as there is no
metal in them but they are not as strong.
All ceramic crowns are the most modern. They combine the looks of a porcelain crown
with the strength of a bonded crown. They have a white zirconia core instead of metal.
Zirconia crowns are milled from a single block via cad/cam technology and would be
used for back teeth as these crowns don't possess the translucency and aesthetics as all
ceramic crowns hand crafted by a dental technician.
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