A crown (often called a cap) is an artificial cover placed over a single tooth (somewhat like a thimble over your finger) to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to Its standard shape and size. This procedure is often necessary when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. It is also helpful for protecting teeth that are cracked or broken. A crown can also be used to change a tooth's shape, correct a bite or cosmetic problem, or replace existing broken or poor-fitting crowns. A crown may be made of gold, other metals, or porcelain, making them durable and robust, so replacements are needed less often.
Crowns are designed to look and feel like natural teeth.
There are several types of aesthetic crowns. The type of crown that Dr. Muyal will choose will depend on several factors, including the location of the tooth or teeth being crowned, the type and severity of the discoloration, and the overall health of the surrounding gums.
To keep your restored teeth in the best possible shape, a dental professional recommends that you make caring for your teeth a routine part of your life. You should see Dr. Muyal regularly, brush and floss daily, and eat balanced meals to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
We know your time is valuable. That is why we have invested in the CEREC technology that allows for a faster experience when you need crowns, fillings, or veneers.
With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown and return visit. Everything is usually done in one stop, in about an hour - leaving you more time for other more important things.
Ask Dr. Muyal about CEREC on your next visit.