A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
If you are experiencing discomfort due to decayed or cracked teeth, dental crowns may provide an effective solution.
You can select ceramic or porcelain material for your dental crown, all of which will alleviate irritation and restore functionality. Porcelain and ceramic crowns also look and feel completely natural.
The dental crown placement process generally requires two appointments at our office. The first appointment is designated for cleaning and preparation of the problem area. It involves Dr. Frost cleaning out the portions of the tooth that have been damaged, and also removing a small bit of natural tooth enamel to make room for the dental crown. Dr. Frost will make an impression of the tooth for customization of the cap in a lab. The dental crown will be created so that it not only fits snugly over your tooth, but within the surrounding teeth as well. A temporary dental crown will be positioned over the tooth for protection, and to maintain your smile’s natural appearance, until your next appointment.
After the laboratory has crafted your customized crown, you’ll return to our office for a second appointment. The temporary crown will be taken out, and the permanent crown placed. Our dentists will then buff the crown in order to match the sheen of your surrounding teeth.
Consult with Dr. Frost to determine what your dental crown needs may require.