How does the process of Crowns work?
Prior to a tooth being restored with a crown, we need to build a strong foundation on the remainder of the tooth being capped. The foundation will strengthen the tooth and ensure the crown is well-retained. The foundation is often called a “Core” and may be manufactured from a range of materials, such as a bonded filling post. It may also be a cast gold post produced in a lab. You will normally only need a post if there is only a small amount of structure remaining. If the dental nerve is inflamed, we may need to refer you to an Endodontist.
After the foundation has been created, we can prepare the tooth for the crown. We can then create a model of the prepared tooth. Crowns can be ceramic, porcelain, gold or made from metal alloys. Gold alloys may be ideal if you don’t have much healthy tooth left.