What is a dental crown?
A tooth becomes weak with cracks and wears caused by trauma, usage, decay and fillings. When this happens it becomes structurally unsound and will break or crumble under normal use. A crown is a procedure to strengthen a tooth but putting a porcelain or metal covering over it. In effect by surrounding the tooth with this covering, or crown, it makes it strong and functional again.
What happens during the procedure?
First, the decay or fractures are removed from the tooth. Next, the tooth is reduced by 1-2mm of thickness giving space for the crown cover. Finally, the tooth is scanned with a 3D scanner and a crown is milled out that is the same size shape and color as the original tooth. It is permanently bonded over the tooth giving full function back again.