What is a Dental Crown?
It is a color-matched fabrication of the part of a tooth that is above the gums. It is sort of a cap that is placed over a damaged or unsightly tooth.
What are Dental Crowns Used for?
They serve to restore a tooth to its natural durability and size, and often to make it look better.
What is the Dental Crown Procedure?
Two visits to our office are required to rejuvenate your smile with a crown. At your first visit, we will create a mold of the tooth to be crowned, take X-rays and measurements, adjust the tooth down and fit it with a temporary metal crown that we use as a placeholder. Once the crown has been fabricated, you come in for your second visit, where we fit and adjust your permanent crown, then affix it with special cement.
What are the Advantages of a Porcelain Dental Crown?
It is a long-term solution that allows the dentist to save a damaged, broken, aged or cracked tooth rather than extract it. Crowning also serves to reinforce teeth that have undergone a root canal. Most dental plans cover a portion of dental crowns.