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Dental Crowns

In dental terms, the natural clinical crown of a tooth is that portion which is covered with tooth enamel and projects through the gums into the mouth. Basically, its the part you can see. If a tooth has been extensively decayed, chipped or cracked, and cannot be restored to its proper shape, function and appearance, the dentist may recommend placement of a prosthetic crown.A crown protects and strengthens the tooth structure, encasing the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.

The tooth is first prepared for a crown by removing any decay, and filling in any voids. It is then reduced in shape to a tapered stump, which the new crown will slip down over. Crowns are made in the laboratory.

With new materials now available, we can create beautiful smiles for:

        

  • Spaces between the teeth    
  •  Unsightly, Stained or Washed-out Fillings    
 
  • Unnatural Porcelain-to-Metal Crowns                  
  •  Teeth Discolored by Old Fillings
 
  • Dark Lines at the Gum Line of Crowns    
  •  Misshapen or Crooked Teeth
 
  •  Cosmetic Enhancement
  • Misshapen or Crooked Teeth
 
  • Decayed Teeth
 
 
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth    
 

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.