Sometimes a tooth becomes so weakened or damaged that it impairs normal function of the tooth. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s placed over the damaged tooth to strengthen the tooth and restore its form and function. The crown is bonded to the tooth, and is cared for and cleaned just the same as all natural teeth.
A dental crown restores normal function to a tooth that is not strong enough for everyday use. A crown (also called a “cap”) is used to salvage what’s left of a damaged tooth and maintains bone health and nerve function by providing a protective cover over the tooth.
Crowns are most often used to:
A dental crown is a hollow, artificial tooth façade that is bonded over an existing tooth. The dentist begins by taking a series of bite impressions to determine the shape the tooth that needs a crown, and to assure that the crown will fit well. The crown is measured for and created in a series of appointments, and then cemented to your tooth.
Sometimes an existing tooth will be shaved or reshaped to allow the crown to fit more snugly onto the tooth. Once a crown is in place, it will look and function like a natural tooth.
We create crowns in two different types of materials. You can choose from:
We provide high-quality dental care in state-of-the-art facilities, which feature a modern look, coffee bar, and special play and treatment rooms for kids.
Our doctors and dental team provide a thorough professional exam, every time, taking special care to: