A dental crown is a covering that will wrap and protect the entire surface of a tooth, allowing it to look and function just like the original tooth. Crowns work to strengthen the tooth while protecting the existing structure, extending the life of the tooth longer that it would be with a filling or another restoration.
Reasons for Choosing a Dental CrownDental crowns can correct a variety of problems that you might be experiencing with your teeth:
Types of Dental CrownsThere are three main types of dental crowns available: gold, porcelain fused to metal, and all ceramic—each meeting a particular need. Dr. Dahle and his staff will help you choose the best crown for your situation.
The Dental Crown ProcedureDental crowns require two appointments for completion. At your first visit, the tooth will be prepared and the surface will be shaped so it can fit a crown. We will take impressions of your teeth so your customized crown can be created, and you'll likely wear a temporary restoration while we wait for your crown to be finished.
At your follow-up appointment, we'll take off your temporary crown and will carefully place the permanent one in place. We'll also ensure proper bite and spacing.