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Crowns (Caps)

What is a crown (cap)?

A crown cap is a type of dental restoration that is used to cover a single or multiple cavities in the teeth. Crown caps are made from different materials, including metal, plastic, and composites. The different types of crown caps have different properties, including how much they resist wear and how long they last. Crown caps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be custom-made to fit individual teeth.


Although there are different types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular.

Porcelain crowns are a popular option for those seeking a durable and easy to care for dental restoration. They are made of porcelain, which is a very strong and durable material, and are often preferred over metal or ceramic restorations because they do not require any additional maintenance.

Why do you need crowns?

  • For your broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement of your teeth.
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • For a tooth that has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

The process of getting a dental crown involves first scheduling an appointment with your dentist. During this appointment, they will take a look at the teeth that you wish to have restored and will recommend the best option for you.

Once you have decided on the type of crown you would like, your dentist will create a template based off of your teeth and measurements taken during the appointment. This template will help them create the exact size and shape of your crown.

Once the crown has been created, it needs to be stored in a cool and dry place until it is ready to be fitted onto your tooth. Your dentist will then surgically attach it to your tooth using either glue or dental cement.

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