Dental Crowns

Dental Crown

A dental crown replaces the enamel shell of the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength and/or to improve its appearance. A buildup is often necessary to create a strong foundation for the crown. A post and core buildup is necessary to use when you have a root canal.

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  • To protect a weak and decayed tooth from breaking
  • To restore an already broken, cracked or severely worn down tooth
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
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Step 1: Deep decay on a molar tooth, and it is determined that once the decay is removed the tooth will not be strong enough to place a filling.

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Step 2: The decay is removed and the tooth is prepared for a PFM or All-ceramic crown.

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Step 3: The final crown is permanently cemented in place after ensuring the fit and bite are correct, and the patient is pleased with feel and esthetics.