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What is a dental crown ?
A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that can not be restored with fillings or any other type of restoration. Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years. They are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural smile.
What does getting a crown involve ?
At the first appointment Dr. Herget will prepare and shape the tooth. Next, he will take highly accurate molds that will be used to create a custom model of your teeth and bite. Once this is completed, a temporary crown will be cemented onto the shaped tooth with temporary cement.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. Once this is confirmed, a permanent cement will be used to glue on your new porcelain fused-to-metal crown.
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