Dental crown is a 'cap' that is put over a tooth to restore the tooth to normal function,size, and look.
Crown can be made out of several different materials:
Porcelain or ceramic fused to the metal alloy
Porcelain fused to the zarconia
Most crown prosthesis made by Dr. Young are non-metal crowns, and come with a 5-year warranty that the materials are free of defects.
WHEN DOES A TOOTH NEED TO BE
A tooth that has just received root canal therapy
A tooth that has a significant crack to cause persistent sensitivity
A tooth that had lost most of its tooth structures to decay so that it cannot be restored with a routine filling
A tooth that is severely discolored
PROCESS OF MAKING YOUR CROWN
All the enamel and part of the dentin will be removed all around the tooth that
is to receive a dental prosthetic crown.
An impression of the tooth will be made either using the mold or digital
An interim (temporary) crown or bridge will be placed on the tooth to protect
the tooth while the permanent crown is being fabricated by a professional dental laboratory. This can take up to two weeks.
When the final crown is ready, your dentist will place it on the tooth, make
necessary adjustments, and cement with a dental cement.