Porcelain Crowns

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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 crowns are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

• Broken or fractured teeth.
• Cosmetic enhancement.
• Decayed teeth.
• Fractured fillings.
• Large fillings.
• Tooth which has a root canal treatment.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include shaping your tooth and taking impressions that will be used to create your custom crown. A temporary crown is placed which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a 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.

 

 

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  • Mendota Dental Associates
  • 720 Main Street
  • Suite 213
  • Mendota Heights, MN 55118

  • (651) 209-9219
Monday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday Closed

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