Amanda Delwiche D.D.S.


Some Information About Crowns

By: Amanda Delwiche, DDS 

Many people have crowns on their teeth, but there are still many questions surrounding them and why you may need one. Crowns, sometimes called caps, totally cover a damaged tooth to repair it or help strengthen it. When you get a crown, it requires an initial appointment to prepare the tooth and make an impression. The impression is then sent to a lab where they fabricate the crown usually from ceramic or gold. The crown is then cemented to your tooth at a second follow up visit.

Often times crowns are used to replace old fillings. Amalgam, or silver, fillings tend to expand and contract over ...

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