Dental crowns, also known as caps, are used to cover and strengthen damaged or discolored teeth. Crowns protect the tooth and also restore form and function. Crowns are recommended for teeth with worn fillings, large cavities, cracks or other damage.
Dental crowns can be made of metal, porcelain, or a combination of the two; however, porcelain crowns are, by far, considered the most natural looking.
To prepare your tooth for the crown, your dentist will first remove and treat any tooth decay or infection. He will then make an impression of your tooth. The impression is sent to the laboratory where specially trained technicians will create your new custom crown. For porcelain dental crowns, the doctor will carefully match the color of your new crown to the color of your natural teeth. this ensures that your results will be as natural looking as possible. There are some instances where will we ask you to see the lab technician so that they can customize your crown’s shade.
If you have chipped or severally damaged teeth, contact our office today to find out more about dental crowns.