What Are Dental Crowns?

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As we get older, our teeth become more fragile. This can be due to cavities or simply years of chewing. One way of protecting a tooth is to place a permanent covering over the tooth. This is known as a dental crown or a tooth crown. In this video, you will learn more about dental crowns.

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Your dentist can tell you if a dental crown is the right option for you. If so, you will be scheduled for an appointment where they use a mold to design the fitting. This mold is then sent to a laboratory where the crown is made. Once it is ready, your dentist will schedule another appointment for you. During this appointment, your tooth will be prepared so that the crown will fit. The crown is then placed over the tooth and cemented in place. You may feel some discomfort while chewing for up to a few days after this procedure. If the discomfort lasts longer than a few days, contact your dentist. If your crown is too high compared to the other teeth around it, this can also cause discomfort. If this is the case, the doctor can adjust the crown.


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