What are temporary crowns made of?
I have been reading the information on the website about dental crowns and bridges and it is very clear and easy to comprehend so I am able to understand the whole procedure of making crowns and bridges but I am a bit confused about the temporary crowns and bridges. If possible, I would like to know how are the temporary crowns and temporary bridges made and what are they made of. Are they tooth coloured or are they made of metal or gold?
Thanking you in advance for your time
Hi It depends on the individual case and the materials can vary but in general they are custom made from an acrylic material or a composite resin. This is usually done ‘chair-side’ by the dentist and made from either a template copy of the tooth before the tooth is prepared or from a mock-up of the desired ‘new’ shape of the tooth – this ‘mock-up’ is called a diagnostic wax-up
It would be very unusual to have a temporary crown made from metal or gold, especially if you are having cosmetic dentistry carried out
Hope that helps?
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981