Crowns are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns – also known as caps – are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants.
Crowns are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist. Patients who get crowns restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.
• Natural Look
• Stain Resistant
• Comfortable Feel
• Last for 10 to 15 years
• No Slip
Is a crown or bridge right for me?
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be right for you. If your tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, a bridge may be the solution for you.
Schedule an office consultation to determine whether you could benefit from crowns or bridges.
What should I expect when I have my crown or bridge placed?
If you are a candidate for a crown or bridge, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. An impression will then be taken of your bite and used to fabricate a mold for the crown or bridge.
If you are choosing porcelain prosthesis, its color will be matched to the natural shade of your other teeth. If a dental lab is making your crown or bridge, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration until the permanent one is ready for placement.
Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?
Your teeth will need time to heal following the crown and bridge placement process, so it is normal for you to experience some sensitivity – especially to hot and cold.
Additionally, you may experience soreness in the gums surrounding your restorations, though this is usually manageable with a pain reliever like ibuprofen and should subside within a few days.
Damage tooth is identified
Crown is placed over prepped tooth
Beautiful crown placement