A Brighter Dental Experience

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

What is a Crown?

A crown is a cover or cap placed over a prepared tooth by your dentist. The crown can give your tooth a normal shape, size, and function. The main purpose of a crown is to make your tooth stronger and improve your smile.

Do you need a Crown?

You may require or desire a crown if you:

  • Have a large cavity to big for filling
  • Missing a tooth
  • May need a bridge
  • A dental implant that requires a cover
  •  Worn down, cracked, or otherwise weakened tooth
  • Root canal treatment used to protect restored tooth
  • Cosmetic cover up to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and
    improve your smile

How a crown is placed?

1. Numbing

Numbing the tooth and the area surrounding the tooth which will be receiving the crown. Using a local anesthetic to numb the area and surrounding area of the problem tooth.

2. Creating an Impression

Generating an Impression and color for the crown. This part of the process utilizes various impressions of the mouth and tooth to create a perfect crown that will be bonded.

3. Preparing the tooth for Crown

To ready the tooth for the crown the dentist must first prepare the tooth to accept the crown with the best natural looking, feeling fit while providing a strong bond between the crown and tooth. By removing decay and cleaning the tooth then shaping it for the best bond to the crown.

4. Final Impression

Creating an accurate impression for your crown is curial for is to provide a strong crown that will not only be durable but look natural as well.

5. Temporary Crown Fabrication

6. Bonding the Permanent Crown

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