What are Crowns?

Crowns are a type of dental restoration that is meant to improve the structure, strength, and stability of your smile. When a tooth has broken, cracked, or fractured, or if it has recently received a root canal, a crown can improve the tooth’s integrity. Crowns help to restore your bite, making eating and chewing more comfortable. 

Why do you need a Crown?

An examination and x-ray is needed to determine if you would benefit from having a crown placed. Most people who want a crown placed over a specific tooth will benefit from having the procedure done. Some of the reasons you may need a crown include:

  • You have broken, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • A tooth has recently received a root canal
  • A tooth has a very large filling that is compromising the integrity of the dentition
  • You have recently had a dental implant placed

What happens during the procedure for Crowns?

You will come into the office and receive anesthesia to make the procedure more comfortable. The tooth will be shaped to make room for the crown material. Impressions are made and sent off to a lab where the crown is made for you. Your next appointment involves placing the permanent crown. Crowns can last for years with proper care and maintenance.

If you are interested in having a crown placed, contact our office today so that one of our helpful staff members can answer any of your questions, and schedule you for an appointment.