Dental Crowns –
Restore Your Smile & Repair Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that restore damaged, decayed or injured teeth. The crown strengthens the tooth and can improve the overall appearance for a restored smile. Dental crowns are generally made from tooth-colored porcelain or ceramic, but can also be made from metal, resin, or stainless steel material.
You may need a dental crown for several reasons:
What Can I Expect From My Dental Crowns Appointment?
First, your dentist will take impressions of the tooth that is damaged. If further treatment is required such as a root canal or buildup filling, your dentist may schedule another appointment.
Next, your dentist will file and shape the tooth that will receive the crown. You will undergo local anesthetic for this procedure. Final impressions are then sent to a lab where the crown will be made. At your second appointment, your dentist will cement the crown to your tooth.