What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a cover placed permanently over a damaged tooth to repair, protect, and strengthen the underlying tooth. They fit over like a cap—hence their other name, cap. Crowns come in many different materials, and we’ll help you pick the right one for you. With proper care, crowns can last for decades.
What is the procedure for dental crowns?
The first step of getting a dental crown is to prepare the tooth. This usually consists of shaving off the damaged parts and creating room for the crown to be attached.
Once your tooth is the desired shape, we’ll take an impression of it and the surrounding teeth and send it off to the lab for your custom crown to be created. While you wait for your crown to be made, we’ll fit you with a comfortable, realistic temporary crown. When we’ve received your crown, we’ll have you back in to cement your new crown into place and ensure a seamless fit.
You may need crowns if you have