General Dental Crowning and Bridgework Procedure

What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance (webMD).

Look for these clues that one of your tooth is telling you to see if you need dental crowning:

  • Extremely discolored tooth
  • A particular weak tooth that needs to be held together
  • One or more tooth requiring bridges
  • You wish to have a crown placed for cosmetic reasons

Types of crowns that can be used:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Resin
  • Stainless steel

During your FIRST visit:
During your first visit to your local periodontist, the professional will exam all of your teeth to make sure that all sets of pearly whites are withstanding certain temperature like extremely hot or cold food. He/ she then will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown.

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