A crown is a type of restoration that covers most or all of the remaining natural tooth structure. Crowns may be indicated for a number of reasons, including:
- Extensive carries or decay
- Extensive loss of natural tooth structure
- Fractured teeth
- Teeth with previous root canal therapy
During this procedure, our doctor shapes the remaining tooth structure meticulously to receive the crown. An impression is taken of the prepared tooth with which a dental laboratory fabricates the final restoration. We work with the highest quality laboratories and inspect all of their work for quality assurance. The doctor will fabricate a temporary restoration which will stay in place and protect the tooth until the final crown is ready. The final crown is then cemented at a later appointment. We can also make these restorations in one appointment in house with CAD/CAM CEREC technology.
Crowns can be made of several materials, each with their own properties. Our doctors are experts in dental materials and will work with you to select the best material for your situation.