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Crowns are tooth-like “caps” that are placed over teeth.  They cover the tooth and restore it’s shape, strength and size as well as improve its appearance. Crowns can be made of gold, ceramic, porcelain, porcelain over metal, or reinforced resin.
They may be used for the following situations;
-To cover a tooth with a large filling when there is little tooth left
-To cover an implant.
-Protect a weak, possibly decayed tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
-To hold a dental bridge in place.
-To cover discolored or oddly shaped teeth.
-To restore an already broken or heavily worn down tooth.

In your first visit, the dentist will reduce the size of the tooth in order to ensure the crown will fit over it appropriately and after take an impression of the tooth. A temporary crown will be provided while the lab crafts your permanent crown.  Within days, the dentist will replace the temporary crown with the permanent and affix it onto your tooth with a type of durable cement.  Utilizing the latest technology, our dentists can achieve the whole process successfully during most patient’s limited time in Costa Rica.