What is a crown?
A crown, is sometimes known as a ‘cap’, is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
How is a crown prepared?
We first prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for by removing most of the outer surface to leave a strong inner core. The amount removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown. Once the tooth is shaped, we take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to mark the way you bite together. These impressions will then be given to the dental technician, along with an appropriate shade and other information needed for the crown to be made.
Crowns can make a huge difference to the overall aesthetics of your mouth while allowing you to eat, speak, and chew normally once again