A dental crown is a cap that covers the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape, size and appearance. A dental crown protects and strengthens tooth structure when the tooth cannot support a filling.
A dental crown may be required in the following circumstances:
- Broken/Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Root Canal Preparation
Dental crowns are created and customized in size, shape, and color to match your natural teeth and to provide optimal aesthetic results. Please contact us to learn about your dental treatment options for enhancing the beauty and functionality of your smile.
In most cases, the procedure takes place over two visits. The first appointment will consist of taking a few dental impressions (molds). These molds will be used to help create both your finished crown, and a temporary crown. Once the impressions have been made, your porcelain crown will be custom-designed in a dental laboratory. This process takes approximately two weeks. You will receive a temporary crown, made in office, while you wait for your procelain crown to be made. In preparation for the temporary crown, the dentist will numb your tooth, and clean any decay. Your tooth will be shaped to properly fit the crown.
On your second visit, the temporary crown will be removed. Dr. Godinez will prepare your tooth for the final crown by carefully cleaning it again. The new crown will be carefully positioned to ensure that full functionality will be restored. Contact us now to schedule a dental consultation to learn more about dental crowns.