A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure.
There are many different types of crowns: full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, full metal… Your dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
The process of making a crown includes many steps that start in our office with preparing the teeth and taking impressions from the tooth/teeth involved. Then a temporary crown or bridge is placed on your teeth.
The impressions are sent to the lab. In the lab, a mold of the teeth is poured and the work begins.
There are multiple steps involved and different technicians work on the mold to fabricate a crown or bridge. The completed work is sent back to the office and after necessary checks and adjustments, it is cemented onto your teeth.