Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap placed over a tooth that completely covers the visible surface. It restores the tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns are often placed over teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to repair or strengthen it. The crown restores the tooth to its normal size and shape, protecting and strengthening it. This restoration can prevent further damage and decay.

Some of the most common reasons for a crown are a cavity that has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a large filling that needs to be replaced, a fractured tooth that needs to be protected, or a misshapen tooth that needs to be made more uniform. Generally, if your tooth cannot be repaired with a dental filling, a crown may be recommended. Your dentist may also recommend a crown for cosmetic reasons such as making your smile look more even.

Why is a dental crown necessary?

Don’t let a weak or damaged tooth stop you from enjoying your food. A crown will cover your entire tooth, protecting it against being chipped or cracked in the future. It will also restore its function so you are able to chew normally again. You won’t have to avoid chewy or hard foods anymore!

A dental crown is custom-made to fit your smile exactly and match its color. When you meet with our dentist to discuss getting a dental crown, we will prepare the tooth by removing the decayed portion of the tooth and cover it with a protective material. We will then take an impression of your smile to use to create your crown. During your next visit, we will place your permanent crown on your tooth using a strong dental cement. The cement will be hardened with a curing light. Your crown will look natural and function just like your natural teeth. Our dentist may recommend wearing a temporary crown before placing your final one to ensure a proper fit.

You don’t have to simply live with a weak or damaged tooth any longer. Make an appointment today to discuss what the best treatment option is for you.

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How is a dental crown placed?

To prepare the tooth for a dental crown, your dentist will buff and reshape it so the restoration securely fits over the tooth. Then, they will take impressions of the tooth to send to a dental lab where the permanent crown will be made. A temporary one will be cemented in place in the meantime to protect the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being made.

After the permanent crown is ready, the dentist will place the dental crown on the tooth to make sure it fits comfortably and meets the patient’s needs. They may make small adjustments to ensure the crown is a good fit. Once it is perfect, the crown will be permanently placed on the tooth and polished until it’s fully restored.


When you’re in need of a restorative treatment like a dental crown, your dental insurance may cover at least part of the cost. However, coverage varies from plan to plan. To find out how much of your procedure your insurance covers, contact your plan provider directly and ask about your benefits.

To learn how crowns can help restore your smile, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today!

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