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Crowns – More Frequently asked Questions

A crown is a restoration that covers, or "caps," a tooth to restore it to its regular size and shape, reinforcing and improving the appearance of a tooth.  Crowns are essential when a tooth is abnormally broken down and fillings won't fix the issue.  If a tooth is split, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the fractures so the damage does not get worse. Crowns are likewise used to repair a tooth when there isn't really enough of the tooth remaining to supply support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover terribly shaped or blemished teeth.  In our Chapel Hill office, one of our frequent procedures is installing dental crowns for our patients in Chapel Hill who have damaged or misshaped teeth. How is a crown installed? To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is lowered so the crown can fit over it.  An impression of the gums and teeth is made and sent out to the lab for the crown fabrication.  A short-term crown is fitted over the tooth till the long-term crown is made. On the next visit to our Chapel Hill office, Dr. Lehmann removes the temporary crown and cements the long-term crown onto the tooth. Will it look natural? Chapel Hill dentist Fred Lehmann's primary goal is to produce a crown that looks like a natural tooth. To attain a particular appearance, a number of aspects are considered, such as the color, bite, shape and length of your natural teeth. If you have a certain cosmetic look in mind for your crown, discuss it with your dental practitioner at your preliminary meeting.  When the treatment is complete, your [...]

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