What is a crown and what is its purpose?
In case of decay or injury, the remainder of the tooth is in need of protection. The crown is aptly named for it surrounds the tooth like a crown, holding the tooth and preventing it from breaking. The loss of a tooth in the arch of teeth leads to a line of changes that undermine the stability of the arch.
Dr. Orrelle aims to conserve his patients' teeth as much as possible, and only in cases where the tooth is completely lost, will he opt for an extraction and construction of what is missing.
When the need for the crowning of a tooth is diagnosed, Dr. Orrelle prepares the tooth for the crown. The method of the preparation of the tooth necessitates precision and is an important stage. Therefore, this stage should not be rushed. Following the preparation, the information is meticulously transferred to the laboratory so that the laboratory can create a crown that is perfectly suited to the patient.
Precisely situated, the crown prevents the tooth from breaking. Moreover, the crown must sit visually perfectly, properly located in the topography of the arch of the teeth. It must relate to the other teeth, and mimic the location of the original tooth. In cases where the original teeth were not ideally situated, the crown can create a more correct and aesthetic form.