Grinding your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings, and tooth decay can all be contributing factors in the wearing down, cracking, or breakage of your teeth. Dental Porcelain Crowns cover the entire visible surface of your affected tooth and add strength, durability, and tooth stability. Your dentist will usually be able to spot problem areas in your mouth that might lead to tooth damage and a need for crowns. By selectively grinding the tips of your middle and back teeth (called cusps), your bite can be altered to reduce the stress on at-risk teeth.
Your dentist will make an impression of the tooth and a dental laboratory will create the crown within three weeks. You will typically leave the office with a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being made. The permanent crown is then cemented onto your tooth. Typically, only two visits are required for this part of the procedure. Often, a preliminary restoration of your tooth may be needed before a crown can be placed. To stabilize your tooth, a filling must first be put in place prior to placing a crown due to the loss of the original tooth structure.
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