A crown (or cap) 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 cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Dr. Juarros & Hoenig use one of the very best laboratories in Sacramento to fabricate your crown. There are several levels of gold and porcelain that can be used and Dr. Juarros & Hoenig always chooses to use the very highest quality materials.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. On your first appointment Dr. Juarros & Hoenig will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Then several highly accurate molds (or impressions) will be taken and these will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by the dental laboratory.
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.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.