Although there are many types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular because they look like your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, and to give you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. They are very durable and will last many years, but like many dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
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A crown strengthens tooth structure and protects a tooth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Why might you need a crown?
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown placement usually requires two appointments. At your first appointment, and while the tooth is numb, Dr. Atkins will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. He will then take a highly accurate impression that the dental laboratory will use to construct your custom permanent crown.
The impression will also be used to create a temporary crown, which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks while the dental laboratory fabricates your new permanent crown. Your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure your teeth are meshing properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new permanent crown will be precisely placed to ensure the spacing is correct and the bite (where your upper and lower teeth come together) is functional.
Dr. Atkins and his staff will give you care instructions and encourage you to have regular dental visits so they can see you and your beautiful new crown.