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What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to provide it protection.

 When is a crown needed and its benefits?

  • To restore and protect a large cavity.
  • To bring back natural shape of tooth and function of chewing and smiling.
  • Help maintain the essential spacing needed so that adult teeth can come properly
  • To prevent reinfection.

What is the crown procedure for children?

  • Placed in a single visit and pain free
  • Tooth is shaped to prepare it for the crown
  • The crown is tried in to check the fit.
  • When everything is correct the crown is cemented into place.

How long will the dental crown provide the protection?

  • Dental crowns on a baby teeth are designed to protect the teeth until the adult teeth arrive naturally.
  • The crown falls with the milk tooth naturally.

Steel versus tooth coloured crowns

  • Tooth coloured crowns (Zirconia crowns) are natural appearing and esthetic.
  • They are as strong as steel