Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are custom-made restorations that cover and encase a damaged or weakened tooth. They are designed to restore the tooth’s strength, functionality, and appearance. Dental crowns are often recommended for teeth with extensive decay, fractures, or after root canal treatment.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two dental visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared by removing any decay or damaged portions, and impressions are taken to create a custom crown that matches your natural teeth. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is being fabricated. In the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the custom-made crown is bonded securely onto the tooth.