Some Information About Crowns
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 ...