A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, ceramic (tooth colored) crowns are now the most common type of crown to restore your tooth. Ceramic crowns provide you with both beauty and function. We are proud to offer our patients the ultimate in digital dentistry with our CEREC restorations. With CEREC (CEramic REConstruction), we are able to provide our patients with inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only ONE appointment. This CAD/CAM system has been on the market for a good 30 years now and over 250 scientific studies have confirmed the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations.
Crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Ceramic crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What does getting a crown involve?
Our crown procedure usually requires one appointment. While the tooth is numb, all decay will be removed. The tooth will be rebuilt and shaped in preparation for the digital scan. Typically, there is no need for an impression/mold or temporary crown on the tooth. The tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the aesthetics, fit, and bite are precise. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.