At Caring Smiles, we offer a variety of restorative treatments to get your smile back on track. One of our most popular and versatile treatments is the dental crown. Crowns can fix an array of issues from aesthetic problems to tooth functionality. Wondering if your smile may benefit from a crown? Contact our office to schedule your in-person consultation!
Dental Crowns 101
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped, cap that completely covers a natural tooth. It is utilized to treat a myriad of dental concerns ranging from misshapen to weak to broken teeth. Thanks to advancements in technology, crowns look and feel more like natural teeth than ever before. They’re also long-lasting, so you can enjoy your crown for many years to come!
Dental Crown FAQs
What are the most common reasons for needing a dental crown?
Crowns are a versatile dental treatment used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. They can:
- • Cover a chipped or discolored tooth
- • Protect a weak or broken tooth
- • Alter the overall appearance of a tooth
- • Strengthen a tooth with a large filling
- • & more
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns are made using a variety of materials. The material used depends on what your dentist offers as well as your own unique needs, lifestyle, and budget. From porcelain to silver to zirconia crowns, there are a wide range of crowns that serve different purposes. To learn more about dental crowns and what they’re made out of, please contact our office!
What happens during the dental crown procedure?
Once we decide that a dental crown is right for you, we’ll numb the area around the tooth. Then, we’ll prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel so the crown has room to fit over your existing tooth. Once the tooth is prepared, we’ll take impressions and send them to our off-site lab. While we wait for the lab to create your custom crown, we’ll fit you for a temporary crown in the meantime. Once your crown is ready, we will bond it onto your tooth and make sure it fits comfortably and doesn’t alter your bite!