What are Crowns?

Patients require a crown when their tooth is badly decayed, broken or cracked. Sometimes, if the damage isn’t too bad, the tooth can be saved with a filling, but in cases of advanced decay or trauma, our team will recommend a crown installation to restore your smile.

Crowns are typically made of gold, strong ceramic, or porcelain, which can be fused to a gold substrate material to provide added strength and beauty. During your consultation, Dr. Laventure or Dr. Schuyler will create a mold of your tooth, so that a custom crown can be specially fabricated for you. When you come in for your installation appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by gently removing the surface structure, and then cement the crown to the prepared tooth. To achieve the best results, our team will provide education and resources for properly caring for your crown.

Reasons to Get a Crown

Dental CrownsCrowns, also known as caps, are a type of dental restoration that completely covers your tooth beginning at the gums, restoring your tooth’s look, function, size, shape and overall health. These are very strong and versatile restorations that will contribute to your overall health and boost your self-confidence. There are many reasons you may need a crown, such as:

  • Restoring a decayed or damaged tooth
  • Repairing chipped, broken, worn-down, or cracked teeth
  • Supporting teeth with large fillings
  • Protecting a tooth after root canal
  • Attaching a dental bridge
  • Completing a dental implant
  • Enhancing appearance of stained or misshapen teeth

Crowns are a great way to restore the natural beauty of your smile, and maintain healthy teeth. Call our practice today to learn what is involved and what to expect, and our team will be happy to discuss your options.


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