A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
All-Ceramic Crowns are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth so closely you often can't tell the difference. We utilize a Crystal Zirconia crowns because the white colored zirconia understructure matches the color of your tooth best and avoids the possible grey shadow that can appear at the gum line when a metal based crown is used. The super strong "white steel" understructure also gives your tooth superior strength without the risk of chipping of All-Porcelain crowns.
Our All-Ceramic Crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Our Crystal and Diamond All-Ceramic Crowns which utilize a zirconia understructure that is stronger than steel and will give you the strength and confidence in your smile and bite for years to come.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.