Dental Crowns

A dental crown is used to restore a heavily broken down or damaged tooth, by placing a “cap” over it, thereby restoring its shape, strengthening the tooth and improving its function and appearance.

When is a dental crown needed?

  • To protect a weak tooth from fracture
  • To be used after a root canal
  • To support a large or fractured filling
  • To replace a large fracture of the tooth structure
  • For cosmetic changes

A Dental crown procedure is broken up into two appointments.  In your first appointment, the tooth is shaped (reduced in size) so that the crown fits properly.  Then, an impression is taken using an intra oral scanner and sent to the lab.  A temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it while the permanent one is being made.

When your permanent crown is ready, our office will give you a call to come in for your second visit.  Here, the temporary crown will be removed, and your permanent crown will be placed.  Our doctor then checks that the crown placement is aligned properly so that your bite and spacing is comfortable.  Once this is confirmed with and you are happy with the crown’s placement, your new crown is permanently cemented in place.

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