A dental crown, also known as a “cap,” is an artificial, natural-looking cover for a tooth. It maintains or restores a tooth shape and size. A crown may be necessary after root canal treatment, when a tooth has endured severe decay or other damage. A dental crown can also be used to cover a broken or chipped tooth, for cosmetic purposes, or other reasons as deemed necessary. Our Dentist can place dental crowns to assist in providing you with comfort, confidence, and overall health.
Advantages of Dental Crowns
- They can help improve or maintain your natural appearance. Whether you have a chipped, broken, or discolored tooth, a crown can keep you looking like yourself or even improve your smile.
- They are made to match your other teeth. Crowns can be created to look totally natural and appear the same shade and shape as your other teeth. Before placing the crown on your tooth, our Dentist will check the shade of your other teeth to be sure it matches.
- They can last long with proper dental hygiene. Though crowns are not permanent, they can last about 10-30 years, depending on how well they are cared for and natural circumstances.
- They can repair damage and provide protection for your teeth. A crown can maintain the health of your tooth after other procedures and protect your teeth from further damage.
The process of placing a dental crown is relatively simple and should not take too much time. At first, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth. This crown will be replaced by the permanent crown within a few weeks, which will then be cemented to your tooth.
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Visit us to learn more about dental crowns and whether a crown is the best solution for your dental needs. Our team will guide you through the process and prepare you to achieve the best oral health possible.