Dental Crowns

Discolored, weak, or poorly shaped teeth are in need of a crown. Crowns can restore a tooth to its normal shape, strength, and size. These tooth-shaped “caps” can support teeth that are vulnerable to breaking or even repair fractured teeth. A crown encases the tooth all the way to the gum line, bringing your grin a new functional and reliable tooth. Dental crowns have been used for many years and are a great option to restore a tooth back to optimal health. Since fillings do not strengthen teeth, a crown is the only way to address both the strength and beauty of the tooth. Sometimes this may be the best value to restore a tooth.

Benefits and Uses of Crowns:

  • Replacement of missing or fractured teeth
  • Functional chewing support
  • Large or fractured fillings
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Root canal protection
  • Tooth decay prevention
  • Dental implant cover

Crown Process

Dental crowns typically require two appointments. The patient’s first visit allows the dentist to examine the tooth in order to create a tooth impression. This allows for an individualized cap to be constructed. The patient will receive a temporary crown made of plastic or metal between the first and the second appointment. The following appointment involves removal of the temporary crown and placement of the custom- made crown, which is cemented in place.