Crowns are “caps” that are placed on damaged or decayed teeth that are shaped to look like natural teeth. Crowns are meant to cover the entire visible part of a tooth above the gum line, adding strength and restoring the original shape of teeth. Having a crown placed usually takes two dental appointments to complete.
On the first visit, the dentist will numb the tooth, shave it down and take a mold of the tooth. The mold is used to make a crown that fits the tooth perfectly. On the next visit, the dentist will place the crown over the tooth and make sure that it is the right fit. Once they have determined that it is, they will permanently bond the crown to the tooth using a special cement or glue product. Our dentists use gold, porcelain fused with metal and porcelain/zirconia materials to make long lasting crowns that can be made to match the color of your natural teeth.
If you aren’t in need of a crown, but you need another form of dental care, we offer complete dental services. From LANAP non-surgical gum therapy and tooth implants to regular cleanings and evaluations, we are equipped to handle any major or minor dental procedure. We even offer same day appointments most days of the week for any dental emergencies that may arise.