After care instructions
A crown is sometimes termed a “cap” or “jacket.” A crown will restore a large filling or a cracked tooth to its natural size, shape and color. A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more likely to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your tooth. With the advances in technology, we now have the ability to make ceramic crowns with no metal.
To prepare for the crown, your dentist will contour the tooth and take an digital impression. The impressions are sent to the lab where the crown is made. During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of plastic and are made in your dentist’s office on the day of your visit. At a second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be placed.