What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is most commonly used to restore a damaged tooth by covering it up entirely. Crowns also help improve the tooth’s appearance, shape, and alignment. Crowns can also be placed on top of an implant to help it blend into your natural teeth. A dental crown is permanently attached to the affected tooth using a dental cement and can only be removed by a dentist.
Types of Dental Crowns
There are various types of crowns available. Dr. Sim will go over your options and help you find the best material for your needs.
- All-ceramic crowns are most commonly used for front teeth due to their ability to blend in with your teeth’s natural color. These are also a great option for patients who have a metal allergy.
- These are fabricated to match the color of the surrounding teeth making them an excellent option for teeth visible when smiling.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are recommended for various reasons including:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a root canal
- Protect a weak tooth
- Reshape a tooth
- Restore a fractured tooth
How is a Dental Crown Installed?
During the first appointment, the affected tooth will be cleaned, a mold will be taken to use for creating your permanent crown, and a temporary crown will then be placed. Once your permanent crown is ready it will be affixed using a dental cement.