Crowns & Bridgework Haywards Heath
The crown of a tooth is the part which is visible in the mouth.
An artificial crown will cover the entire visible aspect of the tooth on which they are placed, and so become the tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns (or caps) are designed to strengthen a tooth that has been damaged or deteriorated due to tooth decay. The tooth will initially be prepared by shaving it down and removing any decay.
An impression of the prepared tooth is then made using an elastic impression material. A temporary acrylic crown is then fitted over the prepared tooth, while the replacement crown is being made in the laboratory.
The impression of the tooth is sent off to a dental technician for the replacement crown to be made.
Once received, the new crown is cemented or bonded onto the prepared tooth.
Crowns are created from different materials to achieve different results. They can be made from the following :
- Metal alloy
The type of crown your dentist recommends will depend on the condition of the tooth involved and your personal preference.