A Crown is a restoration which covers the entire surface of a tooth which is heavily filled, cracked or broken down. It strengthens and preserves the function of the damaged tooth. Depending on the specific function and cosmetics needed, crowns are made from either all ceramic, all gold or porcelain fused to gold.
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Crowns are also used following a root filling to reduce the chance of the tooth fracturing and to reduce micro-leakage of bacteria from the mouth which reduces the success of the root filling.
The damaged tooth is prepared and impressions are taken which are sent to the technician, who will make models upon which a custom made crown is designed and manufactured. A temporary crown is fitted whilst the permanent crown is being made, at a second appointment this is removed and the permanent crown is cemented into position.
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