Dental crowns are artificial caps created to restore and protect teeth. Crowns adhere to the teeth with a durable bonding agent and can be used top dental implants when replacing a lost tooth. Crowns are meant to be permanent, but if a repair or replacement is needed, patients can visit Dr. Lai at his practice. A crown goes over the top of a tooth which has been damaged by trauma, accident, or decay. Crowns protect these teeth from additional damage and decay. They can also improve the look of the teeth which have been cracked, discolored, broken, or chipped. Crowns can also be tinted to match the shade of the teeth neighboring it. This helps to blend in with the rest of the teeth. Crowns are typically made from porcelain or ceramic.
Crowns are used by Dr. Lai to:
Crowns are designed to last quite a while and are made of durable materials. If one does become loose or falls off, Dr. Lai can repair or replace the affected crown at his practice easily.
Porcelain crowns are a very popular choice among patients. Typically, two types of porcelain crowns are available— porcelain-fused-to-metal and all-porcelain crowns.
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