A crown is essentially a hollow porcelain tooth that is designed to provide strength and prevent further damage to a natural tooth. A crown is fitted and slipped over the prepared affected tooth. Crowns are also used in certain procedures such as bridges or root canals and are primarily implemented on teeth that are damaged with chips or cracks, or that have large cavities that compromise a tooth’s strength.
Some secondary uses include sealing a sensitive tooth or closing minor gaps between teeth. To start the procedure, Dr. Creaghe removes any damaged or decaying portions of your tooth. This may involve minor grinding or drilling. Then a mold of the area is made from which to take precise measurements, and the crown is fabricated in a dental laboratory.
The procedure will be completed at your next appointment when the crown is bonded into its permanent position. For beautifully designed and skillfully placed crowns, contact Dr. Creaghe’s office in San Rafael, CA. We utilize the latest in dental technology (CEREC). This allows us to deliver a more precise fitting crown in faster time than traditional labs. CEREC’s accuracy and precision ensures a high quality crown in an efficient manner.
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