While your teeth are strong, they can chip, crack, or break. They can also become excessively stained over time. When a fracture happens with your tooth, or your teeth need more help than a traditional teeth-whitening treatment, a dental crown may be an appropriate restorative treatment.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is similar to a cap that fits over your tooth. It helps restore the tooth’s integrity and protects it from further damage. There are full crowns and partial crowns (also known as inlays and onlays). Which crown type is needed is determined by a tooth’s location and the extent of its issue. We often choose all-porcelain crowns for visible teeth because they blend in with the natural teeth. For back teeth, a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown may be more appropriate to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Fitting you for a dental crown takes two appointments. During the first visit, we will remove any decay from the treated tooth, reshape it, and take an impression to send to a dental lab for creation of the crown. Once your dental crown is ready, you’ll visit us again so we can permanently bond it into place.
Schedule an Appointment for Dental Crowns with Us
Dental crowns are designed to restore a tooth’s integrity and to restore your full smile. To schedule an appointment or to find out more about how we can help you maintain healthy teeth, please contact us by calling 817-473-6227.