Most people have heard of dental crowns, although in some areas they are referred to as dental caps. This type of restoration dates to early Etruscan cultures when crowns were made of gold as an obvious symbol of wealth. Today, in the hands of an experienced dentist, patients in Twin Falls, Hailey, Kimberly, Jerome, and Buhl can have porcelain crowns that look extremely natural.
A crown looks like a hollow tooth. It fits over the remaining structure of a prepared tooth, with the natural root intact. Crowns can be made of metal or porcelain over a metal core. However, most people prefer the lifelike appearance of all porcelain restorations.
A crown may be recommended to:
At the initial appointment, your mouth is numbed. Areas of decay or damage are removed, and the tooth is shaped to hold the crown (this may involve removing additional structure or building it up with bonding material). Impressions are taken, and the tooth is safeguarded with a temporary crown.
The dentist sends this precise mold, measurements, and shading information to an off-site dental laboratory where the crown is fabricated. When you return in about two weeks, the interim restoration is painlessly removed, and the new crown is cemented into place.
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Call (208) 544-4848 to schedule your crown consultation with Justin C. Cress, DDS.