Why is it needed?
A crown is a dental restoration that covers or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown can:
- Restore a tooth when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling
- Attach a bridge to replace the missing teeth
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth
- Cover a dental implant
Post Op. Instructions
- After your first appointment for crown treatment, a temporary crown is usually placed on the tooth or teeth involved. The temporary crown protects the site while the custom crown is being fabricated. Temporary cement is used so that the crown can be easily removed at your next appointment.
- It is especially important that the temporary stays on preparation to maintain exact space needed for permanent crown. In the event that the temporary is loosened or comes off prior to the delivery appointment of crown. Please call our office immediately. Failure to do so may result in movement of teeth and permanent crown non-fitting.
- If any sensitivity occurs while in a temporary or with permanent crown, Please call our office. It may be as simple as a bite equilibration adjustment that may be needed.