Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over teeth, covering the original teeth in order to restore the shape, size, strength and/or improve the appearance of teeth.
When cemented into place, Crowns fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth, which lies at and above the gum line.
Dental Crowns may be needed to:
What does getting a Dental Crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (also known as impressions) that will then be used to create your customized crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for about two weeks until a new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you proper bite.
At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
Although there are several types of crowns available, Empire Dental Group specializes in porcelain metal-free crowns. These are also the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. Highly durable and will last many years, porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile!