A dental crown is a dental restoration component which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Dental Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. A dental crown is usually in ceramic or metal.
They are made thanks to a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth in a first appointment with your dentist.
The crown can then be inserted during a subsequent dental appointment.
Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time-consuming fabrication methods.
This procedure allows to protect the tooth that is still alive and keep it alive. A ceramic crown can be put on non natural root canal but in this treatment the dentist task will be fixing a dental crown in ceramic with the necessary appointments.
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You will need a dental crown if you can keep alive your teeth and if you need to protect it. This dental procedure is required when installing an amalgam / filling might be too dangerous for your tooth. If you need a dental implant on this but not on root canal you should consider the dental implant crown.