What are crowns?
The crown of your tooth is the visible part of your tooth, the part above the gum line. A dental crown (commonly called a crown or cap) is a replacement of the top of the tooth if it has been fractured, endodontically treated, or worn away by decay.
Who does a crown benefit?
Anyone with extensive damage or a generally weak tooth will benefit from the protection given by the covering nature of a crown.
How is it done?
Dr. Ona will remove any decay and prepare the tooth for a crown to be fit over your tooth. An impression of the prepared tooth will be made, and a temporary crown will be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it from the environment. Once the permanent crown is finished a few weeks later, the temporary will be removed. The permanent crown will then be carefully checked to ensure proper fit and then cemented over the prepared tooth.