Dental crowns are smile restorations that breathe life, beauty, and function back into your smile. Made of natural-looking, tooth-colored materials, crowns are custom-created to blend naturally with surrounding teeth while rebuilding single teeth after they’ve been decayed or damaged. Dr. Stampe and Dr. Gater can determine if a crown is right for you after an initial consultation. She and our friendly team are proud to offer high-quality crown procedures, along with exceptional patient care. Keep reading to learn more or reach out to our office to schedule your appointment!
Why Choose Cityline Dental Center for Dental Crowns?
- Completely Customized Dental Restorations
- Natural-Looking & Long-Lasting Results
- Dedicated, Experienced, & Friendly Dental Team
What Is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are full-coverage restorations that restore the bite and cosmetic appearance to teeth after damage, decay, or trauma. Crowns are created to rise naturally from the gum line. They are made of strong and custom-shaded materials to match your unique smile, such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, zirconia, and Emax. In most cases, dental crowns are reserved for people who are experiencing the following situations:
- Decay that must be renewed with a large filling
- Damaged or broken tooth that needs support
- A tooth that’s been treated with root canal therapy
- A severely discolored or misshapen tooth
- A missing tooth that’s being rebuilt with a dental implant
The Dental Crown Process
The procedure for dental crowns is relatively simple and can be finished in a couple of appointments. Firstly, our team will evaluate your oral health and determine if this restoration is the ideal solution for repairing your tooth. After we’ve confirmed that it is, we’ll remove a small layer of enamel to make room for your dental crown to fit. Of course, we’ll first numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to ensure you’re pain-free during your visit. Impressions will be taken and sent to a dental lab for fabrication.
While you wait, you’ll have to wear a temporary crown to protect the underlying and vulnerable natural tooth. This will also serve as a trial run for your final restorations, as we can request any necessary changes to make sure your permanent dental crown is well-fitted and matched precisely to fit your smile. Once it has been constructed, you’ll return to our office to have your final dental crown placed and cemented to your tooth.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Dental crowns come with a multitude of advantages for your smile. Some of the most common benefits of these restorations include:
- Tooth-colored and natural-looking results
- Completely personalized tooth replacement
- Comfortable and durable dental materials used
- Enhanced chewing and biting ability
- Boosts your self-esteem
- Can last 10 years or more with proper care