A dental cerec, also known as a dental cap, is a prosthetic device that is used to cover a damaged or weakened tooth. It is designed to restore the tooth’s shape, size, and strength, and improve its appearance. Dental crowns are commonly made from materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves multiple visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will examine the tooth and prepare it by removing any decayed or damaged areas. The tooth is then reshaped to create space for the crown. An impression or digital scan of the tooth and surrounding teeth is taken to ensure a precise fit for the crown. The impression or scan is sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is custom-made.
In the meantime, a temporary crown may be placed to protect the prepared tooth. Once the permanent crown is ready, the patient returns for the second visit. The temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is carefully fitted and adjusted for proper bite and alignment. The dentist then permanently cements the crown in place using dental cement or adhesive.