Tooth Crown(Cap) is a type of dental restoration which covers the tooth.Crowns are used to improve strength, protect large fillings and root canal treated tooth from breakage.
If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance, and function. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth.Tooth crown also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth
Steps for tooth crown
1.Local anesthesia is given.The tooth is prepared to create space for the crown.The impression is done.Temporary crown is given to protect the tooth
2. Next visit.Temporary crown removed and permanent crown inserted using permanent cement.
Bridge is type of fixed restoration used to replace missing teeth. Unlike removable .
1 Teeth preparation and taking impressions and providing temporary crowns
2 Removal of temporary crowns and permanent cementation of fixed prosthesis.