Friday, 7 October 2011

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.

The above article and video produced by:

 Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Hickory Hills IL
Tisoncik Anthony J DDS
Tel: 708-599-2929
8071 West 95th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457

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