shutterstock_50818927 2Crowns are full coverage restorations used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. As a rule of thumb, the larger the hole made by a cavity, the more likely a crown will be needed to restore it. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, a tooth is more likely to break. The jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body, and as a result, your teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures daily. Fillings can only do so much to protect a damaged tooth.

Crowns, in contrast with fillings, slide over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a very serious matter and is a challenge to treat. Crowns prevent this. And they also give you a nice smile.

It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first appointment, any decay is removed from the tooth and it is shaped to accept the crown. An impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. The crown is created between the two visits, and people waiting to have a permanent crown installed wear a temporary one during this period. In the second visit, this temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is cemented into place.

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