Crowns

A crown restores a tooth to proper esthetics and strength. Crowns are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Before

Before

After

After

WHAT IS A CROWN?

A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. In our office, almost all crowns are completely ceramic, enhancing esthetics and biocompatibility.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CROWN?

  • Restoring teeth when there is not enough tooth structure for a filling
  • Protecting weak teeth from fracturing
  • Restoring fractured teeth
  • Covering badly shaped or discolored teeth
  • Covering dental implants

WHAT STEPS ARE REQUIRED TO GET A CROWN?

On the first visit, the tooth will be prepared or shaped to accommodate the thickness of the crown. If the tooth has a large previous filling or missing area, the tooth may be rebuilt with a resin-based material that serves as the foundation for the crown. An impression (clinical or digital) is made of the prepared tooth so that our laboratory can create the final restoration. A temporary crown will be placed for the interim. Usually at a second appointment, the crown will be cemented permanently.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN MAKING A CROWN?

Most crowns in our office are made of pure ceramic materials to avoid the use of metals. This avoids the unsightly dark lines at the gum level and creates a restoration that is more biocompatible.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A CROWN?

You are a candidate for a crown if you have enough healthy tooth structure above the gum tissue. However, if the tooth is lost, implants or bridges are alternative options.

Click here to view our case study on all-ceramic crowns.