Their role is to protect the damaged or deformed tooth from harm. The bond between the tooth and the crown is seamless. Once cemented in place, only a dentist can remove the crown.
People need crowns for many reasons, including:
Crowns can look like your natural teeth, depending on what material they are made from. They are most often made from porcelain, which has a shade that resembles your own teeth, or metal.
Your dentist will first numb the area around the tooth, then shape the tooth so that the crown will fit snugly. They will then take measurements of the area and send these to a dental laboratory to make a custom-fitted crown. You will be given a temporary crown in the meantime.
Once the prosthetic tooth returns from the lab, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and then permanently fit your custom-made crown over the tooth.
We have recently invested in a new cutting edge crown manufacturing machine which allows your aesthetic crown to be made quicker, using digital technology in an efficient manner.
You clean and brush a crown just like you clean and brush a regular tooth.