Are your teeth misaligned, cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged? At our practice, we can correct these problems with high-quality, aesthetic dental crowns.
Crowns, also called caps, are custom-made dental restorations that fit securely over damaged teeth to restore structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Crowns can be used to support and protect teeth and prevent them from suffering further damage. Because dental crowns help stop further decay, chipping, and other damage from occurring, they can also improve the appearance of your smile.
Placing a dental crown is a two-step process, beginning with an exam, X-rays, and the preparation of the tooth to fit the crown. Typically, the affected tooth and gum area will be numbed first. Once the tooth has been sufficiently prepped, your doctor will make an impression of the tooth and send it to our lab to have the crown made. Your doctor will then place a temporary crown over the prepped tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready for placement.
During your second office visit, your temporary crown will be removed and replaced with the permanent one. Your doctor will check the fit of your new crown and make any necessary adjustments before cementing it in place.