Ceramic Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged. A crown (also referred to as a cap) is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. Crowns have come a long way in the dental field in appearance and function. Crowns are mostly done in all porcelain we do not use the metal under the porcelain very often because of the way they look and the porcelain can chip off the crown and leave you with a ugly silver crown.
Crowns may be used to:
- Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Crowns are made by first taking an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to a dental lab or we can make your crown in our office with our E4D machine, your crown will be custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown will be placed into your mouth, if the crown was sent to the lab, until your permanent crown is ready and cemented into place.
Insurance will usually pay for your crown if they think it is necessary Heritage Dental takes x-rays of your tooth and will take all the steps in getting your insurance to cover the crown. We also explain your dental benefit you have on crowns at Heritage Dental. Crowns are done on teeth that have more filling than natural tooth structure. Once you get to the point where you have more filling than natural tooth you have the risk of breaking your tooth. Placing a crown on that tooth can prevent you from getting more decay and also from breaking that tooth.