A dental crown restores a tooth's shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or implant.
With proper care and good oral hygiene, the average life of a crown can range from 5 to 15 years.
Crowns require two office visits. During the first visit any decay present will be removed and the tooth will be shaped appropriately so the final crown will fully encase the tooth. Once this procedure is complete a temporary crown will be fabricated and fitted to the tooth. At the second appointment the temporary crown will be removed and the final crown will be permanently bonded into place.
A crown may be prescribed by your Dentist to:
● Restore and protect a tooth that is worn, decayed, cracked, or broken
● Protect and support a tooth after a very large filling or root canal treatment
● Cover a dental implant
● Hold a dental bridge or other prosthetic device in place
● Improve your smile by covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth