Dental crowns are among the restorative procedures we use most at Dental Designs of Owensboro. Crowns restore and protect a tooth that has been damaged, or had dental work. Each crown is custom-made to fit the tooth it is for.
This type of crown is sometimes called a “cap” because of the way they fit over the tooth. The purpose of the crown is to restore the tooth’s shape, size, and functionality. Once the crown is cemented into place, it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth.
Some of the reasons we place a crown over a tooth:
- It may have been badly chipped or broken
- There may be a cavity too big to fill
- A restoration after a root canal
- Discoloration, or a similar cosmetic reason
When a crown is used as a restoration, there is usually a temporary one before the final one. The temporary is used to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is made in a dental lab. A temporary crown is, of course, not as strong as a permanent crown.
In order to avoid this lengthy process, we primarily offer CEREC® Same-Day crowns. With these, we can have you in and out of the office in a few hours. They are adhered immediately to your smile and protect it for years to come!
Once a dental crown is in place, it provides normal biting and chewing ability. Patients come to Dental Designs of Owensboro from Philpot, Whitesville, Utica, Lewisport, Tell City, Henderson, and Hartford for crowns and other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!