Where damage to a person’s teeth is significant, or a large filling is putting the tooth at risk for fracture, we can use crowns to protect and repair the tooth. We will assess and consult with you to determine what type of crown and material is best for you. Crowns can be fabricated in a variety of porcelain, ceramic, and metal materials.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth. This usually occurs within a 2 week period.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Repairs cracked, fractured, chipped teeth
- Can help fix “smile” and functional chewing problems
- Can close gaps between teeth and prevent food traps