Dental CrownsAn Overview
Dental crowns can be used to treat a range of cosmetic and restorative dental health concerns. Dental crowns are a highly durable, permanent solution used for tooth repair and structural support. Combined with a dental implant, dental crowns create a natural and lasting option for replacing missing teeth.
A dental crown is like a cap that covers the entire tooth helping to stabilize the tooth structure and creating an aesthetic result. Dental crowns are permanently bonded into place for a comfortable and secure fit.
Dental crowns are made from a high quality dental ceramic material that is both stain and decay-resistant. Dental crowns provide strength, aesthetics and lasting durable function. Dental crowns are custom designed and can be color-matched to blend beautifully with your natural smile.
DENTAL CROWNS CAN FIX:
- Damaged, chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Reinforce a tooth with a root canal
- Strengthen anchor teeth for a dental bridge
Dental Crowns What to Expect
Dr. Kaplan commonly recommends dental crowns to help restore your oral health and improve the look of your smile. Dental crowns provide lasting support and look and function like natural teeth. Dr. Kaplan will thoroughly examine your dental health, discuss your cosmetic goals and consider your budget when helping you choose the right dental restoration.
The process of receiving a dental crown will vary depending on the reason for the crown. If a dental implant is needed, Dr. Kaplan will coordinate with a local oral surgeon for the surgical phase. In other cases, a root canal or tooth preparation will be required prior to receiving a dental crown. During your personalized consultation Dr. Kaplan will discuss all phases of your treatment plan.
Dr. Kaplan will design your dental crown using digital imaging of your teeth and gums. The dental crown is molded to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Once the restoration has been fabricated, the crown is permanently bonded to a prepared tooth or to a dental implant.