Dental crowns can be used to replace chipped, stained or broken teeth and can match the color of your existing teeth.
Crowns are used to repair broken, decayed, or damaged teeth. They act as a cover that fits snugly over your tooth, bringing it back to its natural size and form. To apply the crown, the original tooth has to be filed down, and a mold is taken of the new shape. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented into place. The result is a natural, functional tooth that blends perfectly with the rest of your mouth. Not only does it improve the look of your smile, it also provides support for the damaged tooth, making it less vulnerable to future injury.
Dental crowns have many benefits including:
Dental crowns are prosthetics caps positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability.
The placement of a crown is often recommended when:
A tooth is cracked
Has an old filling
Is severely decayed
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced
A crown may last up to 40 years. Our dentist uses the highest grade porcelain crowns for best results.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to get an opinion on your need for dental crowns or bridges.
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