What Are Crowns?

What are Crowns?
Posted on 02/15/2019

What are crowns?

A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials depending on your individual needs.

What are some reasons you may need a crown?

People typically get crowns for a number of reasons but the most common include some of the following.  Crowns can be used for a cavity that is too large for a filling. Additionally, they can be used for a cracked or broken tooth that has been worn down.  Also, in the case of root canal treatment the crown will protect the restored tooth.

What are crowns typically made from?

Crowns are typically made from a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials.   

What Is The Procedure?

At our Ocean Springs dental office we understand that some patients can be nervous when it comes to dental procedures. This is why we are happy to lay out any dental procedures we have for our patients. The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown usually involves the following:

  • Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it
  • Re-sculpting the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown
  • Making a physical or digital impression of your teeth in order to create the custom crown
  • Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it to the tooth while the custom crown is being made
  • Removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth
  • Ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, and cementing it into place

Dental Crown Maintenance:

The only real maintenance you will need to worry about with crown’s is in the case of a temporary dental crown on the way to getting a permanent one.  In the case of a temporary dental crown the most important thing is to go easy on sticky and chewy food (avoiding them as much as possible) as well as being careful when flossing with the temporary crown.  Once you have your permanent crown in place you won’t have to doing anything special for maintenance outside of just standard brushing and flossing and good general daily dental practice.

Contact Your Ocean Springs Dentist Today!

Should you have any further questions about our dental treatments or simply wish to book an appointment with us, please contact our office. We are always happy to answer any questions that you might have. Dr. McCabe and his team look forward to meeting you!


Tyler McCabe DMD LLC

  • Tyler McCabe D.M.D. LLC - 1145 Ocean Springs Rd., Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Phone: 228-875-7462 Fax: 228-875-8546

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