Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

What is a crown? 

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.

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?

Traditional process:

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include preparing the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, molds (or impressions) are taking that will be used to create your custom crown.  The mold will then send to lab,  a temporary crown is made which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

At your second appointment your 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.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

Digital process: Better, faster, and more comfortable... only need one appointment!

The tooth is prepared as usual but impression is taken with a digital wand. No temporary crown needed, the final crown is 3D printed and cemented on your tooth the same day!

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