A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, have large existing fillings and/or with tooth decay. Used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth, a crown is cemented over a carefully prepared tooth structure. The crown then becomes the new outer harder surface of your tooth.
Crowns are an important part of many dental procedures, such as a fixed porcelain bridge, dental implants and after a root canal treatment. Porcelain crowns can also be used to cosmetically restore your smile. If your smile teeth are too short, have gaps, fractures, large old fillings or serious decay, porcelain crowns can be a wonderful option to restore your smile in just a few visits!
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken, fractured or decayed teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
Types of Crowns:
- Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns
- Full Porcelain Crowns
- Full Gold Crowns
Dr. G will take the time to discuss the best crown treatment that is suited for your finest oral health. For those patients with unique enamel variations and/or difficult cases, our dentist will coordinate a visit with our professional ceramist at his lab to maximize the esthetics of your crown. With a skilled, conveniently located dental laboratory, your high quality crowns will be done to your satisfaction.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment!