Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used when more conservative dental restorations cannot be used to improve the strength or appearance of a damaged tooth. Your dentist will determine what procedure you are eligible for based on your existing dental health and the aesthetic and functional benefits of a restorative dentistry treatment. The following are common reasons dental crowns are used to restore teeth:

  • 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.