A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size and providing the dental patient with a functional bite. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. In some cases, crowns for cosmetic enhancement of a patient's smile.
Reasons for crowns
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the Dr. Morrison will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly. Our "temporary" crowns are natural looking and comfortable.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. We will fit and adjust the final crown before cementing it into place. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
At Jeff M. Morrison & Assoc., DDS, we are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. Crowns offer a long-lasting correction of major dental problems or the chance to have the smile you have always wanted. We invite you to go to our Smile Gallery and see some examples patients who have received crowns from Dr. Morrison.