Crowns

Crowns are placed on a tooth to help strengthen a weakened tooth often to prevent or treat fractures or to improve aesthetics.  Crowns are usually made of a material like porcelain to aesthetically match your teeth. The crown is placed on top of the tooth to restore its function and appearance.

Procedure

  • The tooth is reduced in size in order to accommodate the crown
  • An impression is then made from the existing tooth to create a custom crown that fits perfectly
  • The impression is sent to a dental lab technician who fabricates the custom-designed crown
  • A provisional crown is placed over the prepared tooth to allow for proper function
  • Your beautiful new crown arrives and is definitively cemented in place

Caring For Your Crown

  • It is important to floss around your crown and care for your crowned tooth just as you would with your natural teeth to avoid collection of excess plaque and recurrent decay. 
  • If you grind your teeth, a bite guard applianace may be recommended to protect the longevity of your crown