At Dental Arts of Pelham, we offer high-quality, durable dental crowns to restore your smile. Dental crown restoration can cover a tooth or implant, restoring its shape, size, and strength.
Dental crowns are used to improve the appearance of teeth and are often used to treat cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A dental crown can be used to improve the appearance of a discolored or damaged tooth, as well as to strengthen a weak tooth. Crowns can also be used to cover a dental implant or to hold a dental bridge in place.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?
At our practice, we offer a variety of dental crowns to suit our patients’ needs. The different types of dental crowns include:
Porcelain crowns are made of a ceramic material that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. They are ideal for restoring the appearance of front teeth.
Metal crowns are made of a strong metal alloy and are ideal for restoring the strength of a damaged molar.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns combine the strength of metal with the aesthetic of porcelain, making them a good choice for both front and back teeth.
What is the Process for Getting a Dental Crown?
The process for getting a dental crown typically takes two visits to our office. During the first visit, we will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and reshaping the tooth. We will then take an impression of your tooth to create a model for the dental crown. At the second visit, we will place the dental crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit. Once the crown is in place, we will check your bite and make sure that you are comfortable.