Don’t pay a king’s ransom for crowns.
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made out of porcelain and/or high noble metals such as gold, that are placed on the top of a tooth. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
Crowns can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth structure left. It can also be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped, or to cover a dental implant. A crown is always recommended on teeth following root canal therapy.
Crowns entail two appointments to complete. The first visit usually takes about an hour to an hour and a half. First, your tooth is reduced in size to accommodate a crow. Then we make a cast of the existing tooth and an impression is made. This impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown matched perfectly to the shade of your dentition. We apply a temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready—usually about two weeks.
The second visit is fast. It requires no anesthesia and only requires about fifteen minutes to cement your new, permanent crown in place.