At Young Dental Care, when a tooth is fractured, has a large old filling, or is severely damaged by decay we may recommend the placement of a crown or cap. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, and the all-metal crown.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office and Initially:
In a subsequent visit:
We will precisely match the crown color to the color of your teeth. If you are considering whitening your teeth, you should let us discuss tooth whitening options before the crown is made. Since bleaching products do not affect the color of crowns, it is important that your natural teeth are whitened first so we may match that crown color to the color of your teeth after they are whitened.
Be sure to follow the special home care instructions provided by your dental professional.