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A dental crown, commonly referred to as a “cap,” is a prosthetic restoration that is designed to cover and encase the entire visible portion of a damaged or weakened tooth. Dental crowns are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.

The need for a dental crown may arise in various situations:


  1. Tooth Decay: When a tooth has a significant amount of decay that cannot be repaired with a dental filling, a crown can be used to restore its form and function.
  2. Fractured or Broken Tooth: If a tooth is cracked, fractured, or weakened due to injury or trauma, a crown can provide support and protection, preventing further damage.
  3. Large Filling Replacement: When a large filling is deteriorating or causing structural problems to the tooth, a crown can be placed to provide better coverage and support.
  4. Root Canal Treatment: After a root canal procedure, a tooth may become more brittle, and a crown is often placed to strengthen and protect it.
  5. Cosmetic Enhancement: Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or poorly aligned teeth.


The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two appointments:


  • Preparation Appointment:
  • The dentist will examine the tooth and, if necessary, take X-rays to assess the extent of damage and ensure the tooth is suitable for a crown.
  • Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area around the tooth and ensure a pain-free procedure.
  • The tooth is then carefully reshaped and reduced on all sides to create enough space for the crown to fit properly.
  • An impression of the prepared tooth and neighboring teeth is taken, which will be used to fabricate the custom crown.
  • A temporary crown made of plastic or metal is placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.
  • Placement of the Permanent Crown:
  • Once the custom crown is fabricated in a dental laboratory (usually takes a couple of weeks), the patient returns for the second appointment.
  • The temporary crown is removed, and the dentist checks the fit and color of the permanent crown.
  • If everything is satisfactory, the permanent crown is cemented or bonded into place using dental adhesives, creating a secure and durable bond.
  • The dentist makes final adjustments as needed to ensure a comfortable bite and proper alignment with the surrounding teeth.

After the procedure, patients may experience some mild sensitivity, which should subside shortly after the crown settles. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental crowns can last for many years, providing patients with restored functionality and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Shreeji Eye Clinic & Dental Care Centre Flat No 102, B -68 BLDG
Moreshwar Shantinagar CHS Ltd,Sector No.1 Opp. TMT Bus Stop
Near Rly Station, Shanti Nagar,
Mira Road, Thane,
Maharashtra 401107

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