A dental crown preserves the functionality of a compromised tooth while maintaining or improving its natural aesthetic appearance. Whether used to restore a damaged tooth or replace an existing crown, our custom restorations are made using only the highest quality material to guarantee beautiful, long-lasting results for our patients.
The crown offers you the ability to chew comfortably, knowing that your damaged tooth below the crown (cap) will not crack or decay, which can lead to tooth loss. The cap, in fact, protects the natural tooth and covers up any aesthetic irregularities, restoring both the functionality and appearance of your teeth.
Restoring Your Oral Functionality and Appearance with Dental Crowns
Our dentists create a customized treatment plan and use the most suitable material to deliver durability and comfort. Dental crowns can be porcelain-fused-to-metal, all porcelain or gold. The choice of the material for your dental crown is determined based on your dental needs, personal preferences and restorative space available. Our team will carefully explain the advantages and disadvantages of each material and make a recommendation based on your unique dental needs, oral health and lifestyle.
Dental crown treatment is fairly simple. First, we will prepare the natural tooth for the crown. Then we will take a molded impression of the tooth for the lab to create your new permanent crown. In the meantime, you will be sent home with a temporary crown. Once your permanent crown is complete, it is cemented over the natural tooth where it will stay in place for many years to come. The longevity of a crown depends on many factors, including oral hygiene, however most dental crowns can last 10 to 15 years and often much longer.
If you have a damaged tooth or a current crown that may need repair, please give us a call. We would be happy to go over any information and look forward to seeing you in our office!