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Crowns can, in certain cases, be used to alter the shape or colour of a tooth
A crown is a type of restoration, which covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. It is used to reconstruct a tooth when a larger amount of tooth tissue is missing following decay or injury. They can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth. In addition, teeth diagnosed as having an early crack can be crowned to prevent them from splitting. Teeth which have received root canal treatment usually need to be crowned.
Crowns are used to preserve your natural tooth and may be used instead of a filling where a cavity is larger than usual. They can also be used to correct a misshapen or discoloured tooth.
Frequently asked questions
How does a dentist prepare for a crown?
Your dentist will shape the tooth by removing some of the outer surface. Sometimes the dentist may have to “build up” the core of the tooth (particularly if a lot has broken off) with filling material or put a post into the tooth so that the crown has something to sit on. Next, they will take an “impression” (ie make a mould of) your teeth and take a measurement of how you bite together. The dentist will record the shade of the adjacent teeth so that the new crown (nb: not for a metal crown) is an exact match for the other teeth. Your dentist will fit a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being made so that the tooth looks and feels the same between visits.
How long does a crown last?
Crowns should last for many years. This does heavily depend on how you care for them. Consider the daily habits that could be affecting your crowns, and you'll be able to extend their wear.
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