CROWNS & BRIDGES
Crowns can serve many purposes in the dental field. They can help re-strengthen a tooth that has a large filling and there is no longer enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. They can also protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth, or even be used to attach bridges. If you had a broken arm you would want a cast put on. Think of a crown as a cast for your broken tooth, except the crown is never removed.
Crowns are typically made of porcelain that matches the natural color of your teeth. The process of getting a crown done involves two visits. At the first visit we will prepare the tooth and take any necessary impressions to send to the dental lab technician to use a mold to make your new crown. While the crown is being made, you will go home with a temporary crown to use until you return to have the finished product cemented onto your tooth.