Cosmetic Solutions with Dental Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. A dental crown is a treatment that strengthens a tooth by covering a chipped, cracked, weak or damaged tooth. The tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to covering it to restore its size, shape strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from a number of different materials.

Types of Crowns

All-ceramic crowns are milled out of blocks of solid ceramic to match the shade and color of your tooth. In our office, we are able to make CEREC* crowns – which can be placed in 1 visit for your convenience.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns – these are made at a lab, and we will still use this as an option for our patients. This gives the esthetics of a tooth colored tooth, but has the underlying structure made of a precious metal.

Gold/ Precious Metal Full Cast Crowns – these are metal in color – some are silver and some are gold in color. These are long lasting crowns but do not have the esthetics of looking like a natural tooth. They are some what cost prohibitive due to the cost of gold.

Most commonly, dental crowns are a restoration procedure for teeth needing more structural support and long-lasting protection than cavity fillings or inlays. Dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of procedures in cosmetic dentistry:

  • Dental Implants: Dental crowns are used to cap the metal rod implant in place of a missing tooth.
  • Dental Bridges: Dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the bridge serve as anchors for the bridge to clamp onto for support.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Dental crowns protect brittle teeth after root canal therapy.

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We have always put our patients and team’s health and safety first and will continue to do so! During the shelter in place our team has been busy reinforcing what we have always done to keep our patients safe and secure as well as implement additional steps so that we could re-open with confidence! Our vision is to keep our patients informed and supported every step of the way. We want you to know:

  • That we are paying close attention to the evolving CDC guidelines and will continue to make our practice safe for all those we are honored to serve.
  • Our team has worked diligently to make sure that all social distancing requirements are in place, so that every patient can come back to care with confidence.
  • Your dental health is important and impacts your overall health and we are committed to supporting each and every one of you as we return to full services beyond emergency care.
  • Our hygienists have streamlined their protocols, so that patients can return to their continuing care intervals, which are key in maintaining health and well-being.
  • We will continue to post updates, as well as tips to keep you healthy during these unprecedented times on our Facebook Page Westhilldentalappleton. We invite you to join the conversation!

We look forward to seeing you soon! Our greatest reward comes from serving our dental family!