A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a compromised tooth in order to restore its shape, appearance and strength. A crown can be necessary in various cases, such as when a tooth is worn, has had multiple fillings or following a root canal. It can also be used to prevent a tooth from cracking, falling out or becoming infected. The material used to create a crown is very similar to a natural tooth, making them almost impossible to tell apart.
The procedure to place a crown is relatively simple. After administering an anesthetic, the dentist will shape the tooth to create an optimal base on which to sit the crown. An impression will then be taken to fabricate a custom crown that will fit perfectly over the tooth. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth until the permanent crown is made. Don’t hesitate to contact Repentigny Dental Center for more information on this versatile dental restoration tool.