A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot
of their structure. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full
porcelain to full metal. Your dentist will explain the advantages and
disadvantages of each kind for you.
The process of making a crown includes a number of steps, beginning with preparing and taking impressions of
the tooth/teeth involved. A temporary crown or bridge is then placed on your
teeth. Meanwhile, the impressions are sent to the lab where a mold of
the teeth is poured and the work begins. The completed work is sent back
to the office; after inspection and any necessary adjustments, it is cemented
onto your teeth.
If you have any questions about dental crowns and bridges and
you live in or around San Francisco, give us a call today!
Go back to Patient Education