What is a dental crown?

A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentists will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.

What problems to dental crowns treat?

Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:

Dental crown procedure

It typically requires two visits with our dentists to complete your dental crown treatment. During the first appointment, your tooth is prepared to receive the crown, and an impression is taken to design your custom crown. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it between appointments. When you return for your second appointment, your custom crown is placed on the tooth, adjusted to fit perfectly, and polished to provide you with a beautiful and long-lasting solution for your smile.

To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!