Dental crowns are used to restore and maintain the structural integrity of teeth that have had root canal therapy, extensive decay, or large fillings removed.
Patients have a choice of what type of material their crown is made of, with porcelain being the most popular option. The patient and the staff at Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry select the shade of the crown together, in natural lighting, in order to best reflect the patient’s natural tooth color.
When fillings are no longer a possible option, crowns help preserve the natural tooth so that it can withstand normal chewing and biting functions. A crown covers the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline. Most crown therapy is performed in two appointments, with the first visit involving tooth preparation and an impression to send to our dental laboratory. The damaged tooth is shaped by filling or shaving down the tooth so the crown can hold onto it.
The second visit is the time when the crown is fitted and permanently seated into place on the tooth. Doctors at Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry will assess the function and fit of the crown, adjusting it if needed so that it functions in proper alignment with the opposing teeth.