Some of the primary services offered by a dentist are crowns, dental inlays and dental outlays. Each of these procedures repairs broken teeth and keeps the teeth looking beautiful as well.
There are several types of dental crowns or caps used in several different dental situations. A dental crown is also called a cap because it fits over a tooth to repair its shape, improve its appearance and give damaged tooth added strength.
Crowns protect teeth in several ways. They protect weak teeth damaged by tooth decay or an injury. Crowns are also used to hold broken teeth together. Crowns also protect worn teeth or protect a tooth needing a filling when there is not much of an original tooth left to fix.
Molds are taken to make the crown. A temporary crown may be placed on a damaged the tooth until the permanent crown replaces it. Crowns consist of white material like porcelain over a strong metal like stainless steel or of gold, whichever the dental patient prefers. It usually takes two visits to the dentist’s office to complete the placing of a dental crown.