Crowns prevent further breakdown of teeth that have lost too much of their structure from cavities or fractures. They also help protect and insulate teeth, encasing the entire tooth surface.
A traditional dental crown goes directly over the remaining portion of a damaged tooth. If you have lost a tooth, or the tooth structure is so compromised that it must be removed, a dental crown can be attached to a dental implant to fully replace the tooth.
We offer several types of crowns, but a porcelain or ceramic crown provides the best aesthetics and is highly durable. They are the most popular because they resemble natural teeth. Each case is different. A dental exam will reveal which type of crown material will be best for you.
Our dental crown process is typically a multi step procedure performed in the comfort of our office. Once numb, we begin by reshaping your tooth and create a strong foundation for your crown which will enable it lie naturally against your tooth. After preparing your tooth, we'll take impressions for the lab so they can create a customized restoration almost identical to your tooth.
The crowns we use at Buehler Family Dental are handcrafted in a dental lab to maintain the integrity of your unique bite, as well as accommodate your aesthetic preferences. While the lab creates your crown, we will provide a temporary crown to wear until the fabrication process is complete. At the next visit, your new dental crown will be permanently secured and adjusted for a comfortable fit and natural look. It is important to note that proper dental care and daily oral hygiene will keep your new crown in good shape for many years.