Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain)
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that restores a tooth that’s been compromised. We offer both ceramic and porcelain crowns to provide a natural, realistic look to your smile. If a tooth has broken, fractured, or cracked, we may recommend that a crown be placed. Crowns can be useful on teeth that have recently had a root canal, as well as teeth with large fillings.
Why are Dental Crowns necessary?
Dental crowns can last for years, and even a few decades, because of their durable, resilient nature. To determine if a crown is needed, we will perform an exam, and consult with regarding potential treatment and restoration options. Some of the most common reasons for needing a crown include:
- A tooth has broken, fractured, or cracked
- A tooth has recently had a root canal
- A tooth has a large filling
- A tooth has a severe amount of decay
- A new dental implant was recently placed
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a good candidate for a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are durable, with most lasting for several decades before replacement is needed. They are ideal for adults, and pediatric patients with their permanent teeth. Your crown is matched with your existing teeth, so that it looks completely natural and realistic. An exam is performed to determine if you would benefit from a new crown being made and placed for you.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
Local anesthetic is administered prior to the start of the procedure. The compromised tooth is buffed and filed down to make room for the restoration. Impressions are then taken so that we can create both the temporary and permanent crown. You will go home with the temporary crown in place after the initial appointment. Your second appointment involves removing the temporary crown, and placing the permanent restoration. Slight adjustments are made to the bite and fit so that you’ll have a comfortable, natural crown to enhance your smile.
If you would like to come in for a ceramic or porcelain crown, or need an older one replaced, call us today and our friendly staff members can schedule an appointment for you.