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Crowns (Caps)

Crowns are used to fix broken teeth, decaying teeth, fractured fillings, large fillings, for cosmetic enhancements of when a tooth has a root canal.  The crown is a covering that encases the tooth surface restoring the tooth to its original appearance.  There are a variety of crowns available however the most popular is porcelain crowns.

 

When a crown is needed it usually requires two appointments for the procedure.  The first appointment involves making several moulds or impressions that are sent to be fabricated by a dental laboratory.  The second is to fit the crown properly in place.  In between the first and second appointment, Dr. Konotopetz will provide a temporary crown.