A crown is a restoration that completely encloses a tooth (or dental implant) and is usually cemented to the tooth. Crowns are used to improve the strength and/or appearance of teeth, and are used most frequently on teeth that have previously been heavily restored and/ or root-filled.

The most common method of fabricating a crown involves first taking a dental impression of the prepared tooth. This impression is then sent to the laboratory, where a crown is fabricated. The new crown is later cemented onto the prepared tooth at a subsequent appointment. Laboratory-fabricated crowns are strong, durable and often highly aesthetic restorations. Typically crowns are made of materials such as gold/ porcelain/ ceramic.


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