Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped covering that fits over a damaged, decayed, or cracked natural tooth like a cap, in order to restore the shape and strength of the tooth. Crowns are fixed, prosthetic restorations made of a variety of different materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, acrylic resin or a mixture of these materials. Crowns look completely natural, and, once in place, will give you the beautiful smile you desire.

Reasons for Crowns

  • restore decayed tooth
  • restore cracked tooth
  • restore injured tooth
  • restore worn down tooth
  • restore broken tooth
  • reinforcement after root canal
  • anchor a bridge

Receiving a Crown

  • The tooth will be numbed.
  • The natural tooth will be sculpted to provide the correct fit for the crown.
  • Impressions will be taken.
  • A custom crown will be fabricated based on the impressions.
  • A temporary acrylic resin crown will be placed until the custom crown is back from the lab.
  • The temporary crown is then removed and the custom crown fitted.
  • If the proper fit is achieved, the crown is then cemented over the natural tooth.

With adherence to proper oral hygiene and given proper care, a crown restoration can last a lifetime.