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Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are a wonderful way to rebuild and strengthen lost or damaged tooth structure. Most of our crowns are made out of a strong porcelain material which restores the natural beauty of the tooth, as well as its optimal shape and size.

Crowns are generally a two-visit restoration. On your first visit, we will prepare the tooth, clean underneath the gum line, take a series of measurements and photographs, document your tooth shade and take a final impression to send to the lab. At this time, a provisional, or temporary, crown is prepped to protect your tooth until the permanent restoration arrives. The provisional is a good opportunity for you to give Dr. de Jongh feedback on the size, shape and color for your permanent crown.

Crowns are placed for a variety of reasons. For example, to protect a weak tooth from the wear and tear of normal bite force, to restore a broken tooth or one that has been severely ground down, to rebuild a tooth that was broken off at the root, to cover misshapen or discolored tooth structure, to hold a bridge in place or to cover a dental implant. In many cases, though, people choose crowns for strictly cosmetic purposes.

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