When tooth decay or damage has gone beyond the point where fillings, inlays onlays or overlays are appropriate a Crown is the recommended solution. Crowns in general are tooth shaped restorations that are used for improving the general appearance of teeth. Crowns serve their purpose by completely covering the tooth surface that is visible. These crowns are made from various types of materials ranging from acrylic, metal, all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and porcelain fused to zirconia. The process of putting a crown includes examining the patient and making an assessment of the tooth. Secondly the dentist prepares the tooth and takes impressions which she sends to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown is then made in order to protect the tooth. After the dental crown is back from the dental lab the dentist fits it. The crown fit appointment is quick and does not require anaesthesia. The dentist removes the temporary crown, cleans the temporary cement and glues the permanent crown in place. The patient is then provided with information as how to take care of the crown. This would include aspects such as daily flossing, brushing and having his dental checks regularly.
Regular check ups are the key to good dental health along with contientios brushing and flossing. But if your teeth do need repair the Densist at LIPS Clinic Dental Treatments will recommend the right option for you to get back That Film Star Smile!