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Dentists use crowns to protect cracked or damaged teeth or to restore functionality to a severely decayed tooth. Crowns will be permanently cement to the tooth, covering the entire surface above the gum line.

Most crowns are made of porcelain or a porcelain and metal hybrid. The material used will largely depend on the location of the affected tooth and the patient’s aesthetic preferences.

The crown fitting procedure takes place over the course of two appointments. Your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down under a Local Anaesthetic and will then create an impression and send it off to a dental laboratory. The lab will manufacture the final product to your specifications.

In the interim, you will receive a temporary crown to protect your tooth. At a follow-up appointment, the dentist will permanently fix your crown in place.

After your fitting, your dental practitioner will give you valuable information on how to care for your new crown and prolong its life.

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