What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are protective, durable coverings that help to improve the structural integrity of a tooth that has been compromised. You may be fitted for a crown if a tooth has had a root canal or if it has broken, fractured or cracked. Dental crowns come in several different materials, including ceramic and porcelain.
Why do you need a Dental Crown?
Most often, a crown is necessary when a tooth has become structurally compromised. You might have had a root canal done in one or more of your teeth. You might have had a tooth crack or break down to the point where it is affecting the way that you chew, eat and look. Crowns are incredibly durable and can last for years without needing to be replaced. They are custom made for you, ensuring that they look natural in comparison to the rest of your smile.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Crowns?
In order to be considered for a dental crown, we will perform an examination. Most often, a crown is placed on teeth that have been compromised in some way. We can help to determine which type of crown is right for you. Our goal is to improve the look and feel of your smile using high-quality materials.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Crowns?
If you are being fitted for a porcelain or ceramic crown, the area will first be filed down to make room for the restoration. Next, impressions are made and sent out to a dental lab. The crown is made for you and shipped back to us, where you will need to come back in to have it placed. You can expect the crown to last for several years before needing to be replaced. Crowns are essential for improving your smile’s appearance and functionality.
If you think you may need a dental crown or would like to know more about this procedure, call our office today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.