Have you developed a damaged tooth? Do you have a serious cavity that could turn into an infection? If so, then you require a restoration to return the health and appearance of your tooth. We offer strong and lifelike dental crowns to help improve the health and function of the teeth. Do you need a dental crown?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

Question: How do they work?

Answer: A crown acts as a cap, fitting over the visible portion of your teeth. The restoration then protects the remaining tooth structure from further decay or infection. They are made from strong materials and can last for decades.

Question: When do I need one?

Answer: We may recommend one for a severely decayed tooth or to complete a root canal procedure. They can also address problems with the shape and color of the tooth. For missing teeth we can use them to anchor a dental bridge in place or restore a dental implant.

Question: What are crowns made from?

Answer: For the teeth that more visible we may recommend all porcelain, which look natural and blend seamlessly with the smile. However, the teeth near the back of the mouth require a restoration that can withstand more serious bite forces. For these we may suggest porcelain-fused-to-metal or gold restorations. We will discuss your options and choose the best one for your smile needs.

Question: What does placement involve?

Answer: First, the tooth will need to be prepared. After removing a small amount of tooth structure the doctor takes an impression. Using the impression a dental lab fabricates the new restoration. Once complete the doctor checks the fit and makes any necessary adjustments. A powerful bonding agent will hold the new restoration in place. If you have any questions about our approach to restorative dentistry then please contact our office today.