What are Dental Crowns?
A Dental Cap or commonly known as a Dental Crown, is a form of dental treatment that covers a tooth or dental implant entirely. You’ll need a Dental Crown in case of a major cavity affecting the health of your teeth/tooth.
How do Dental Crowns work?
A Dental Crown is primarily used to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Furthermore it is also used in the strengthening of damaged teeth to improve their appearance, shape or alignment. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your original teeth giving you a more natural look.
A Dental Crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Some common materials used to construct dental crowns include gold and metal alloys, resin and ceramic. For both functionality and appearance, our dentist in Watford recommend a Porcelain bonded to a metal shell.
What Purpose do Dental Crowns serve?
How are Dental Crowns made?
Before a crown is made, the tooth (or teeth) must be reduced in size in order for the crown to fit over it properly. After reducing the tooth/teeth, our dentist in Watford will take an impression to provide an exact mold for the crown. If porcelain is to be used, our dentist will determine the correct shade for the crown or bridge to match the colour of your existing teeth giving you a natural look.
While the permanent Dental Crown is being made a temporary crown is placed in its place to cover the prepared tooth. Lastly when the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the new crown is cemented over your prepared tooth.