Dental Implants


What are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work?


Dental Crown

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used by a general dentist to improve the strength or appearance of teeth or dental implants. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

As is the case with many different dental services, the most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time-consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth. Because of the expansion properties, the relatively similar material costs, and the cosmetic benefit, many patients choose to have their crown fabricated with gold.

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Cosmetic Dentistry – Smile Gallery Addition

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Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. Cosmetic includes the following services: