A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

USES FOR CROWNS:

  • Repair broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Repair decayed teeth.
  • Repair fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

HOW ARE CROWNS PLACED?

Getting a crown usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment includes taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that stays on your tooth for about two weeks until your new crown is made.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist it by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Then your temporary crown is placed and your bite is checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At the second appointment your temporary crown is removed, the tooth is cleaned and the new crown is placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

USES FOR CROWNS:

  • Repair broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Repair decayed teeth.
  • Repair fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

HOW ARE CROWNS PLACED?

Getting a crown usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment includes taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that stays on your tooth for about two weeks until your new crown is made.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist it by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Then your temporary crown is placed and your bite is checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At the second appointment your temporary crown is removed, the tooth is cleaned and the new crown is placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.