Dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that are affected due to various internal and external causes. Some of them are as follows:
Getting a crown would require your dentist to conduct a detailed screening of your teeth and gums. Also, scans and x-rays of the teeth may be taken to determine their exact contour, shape, positioning, extent of wear, and to check if they are cracked. A mold of the tooth will be taken and the dimensions obtained from it will be used to fabricate a ceramic crown in a dental laboratory. Until the permanent crown is obtained, a temporary crown may be placed in its position.
Once the crown is fabricated, it will be placed on the tooth and checked for perfect fit. Any changes in the contour of the crown, if required, will be made prior to bonding it to the tooth using dental adhesives. A curing light of a specific wavelength will be used to harden the dental adhesive and bond it firmly to the tooth. The bite will be checked again to make sure the crown fits perfectly.