Dental Crowns

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:

  • Restore broken teeth
  • Support a tooth that is weakened by a large cavity or several smaller ones
  • Rebuild a tooth after a root canal
  • Correct a bite
  • Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
  • Provide support for bridgework


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:

  • Porcelain crown – An all-porcelain crown matches the color and translucency of real teeth. Porcelain crowns look and function like remaining teeth and can serve as a restoration for a damaged tooth or as an anchor for a dental bridge or another type of restoration.
  • Gold crown– Dental crowns made of gold have been used for thousands of years, and for good reason. They are very strong, and can stand up to years of chewing, or even teeth grinding. Gold crowns can last for decades if cared for properly.


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:

  • Deliver a comfortable, hassle-free dental visit
  • Attend to any immediate issues you may have, including relieving pain from dental emergencies
  • Answer your questions so that you can make informed health decisions
  • Explain any procedures in your language of preference
  • Teach you how to keep your mouth healthy

High-quality, affordable dentistry and orthodontics provided by caring staff in state-of-the-art dental offices

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