Crowns, sometimes called caps, are used to cover and restore a teeth. When a tooth has broken, or has accumulated too much decay for a simple filling, a dental crown may be needed. We place crowns on your teeth and shape them to look and function like your original teeth before the damage occurred.
Porcelain crowns have a translucent appearance much like your natural teeth. However, we select the material that will best meet your particular needs for tooth strength and appearance. During the crown procedure, we prepare the tooth and make a molded impression of the teeth to send to a dental laboratory.
A temporary crown is created, and fitted, during this visit to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made in the dental laboratory. Once completed, the crown is cemented or bonded with a special adhesive at a later visit.