Crowns

Crowns

Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first any decay is removed from the tooth, it is shaped to accept the crown, an impression is taken, and a temporary crown is inserted. In the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is put in place.