A crown is a covering that encase the entire tooth surface that restores to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
A crown procedure will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) which will be used to create your custom crown. The mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approx. two weeks until your new crown is created by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb Dr. Maurice will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
Then your temporary crown will be removed and the tooth will be cleaned. Now your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bites are accurate.