All About Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-like structure (cap) that is placed on top of a 'repaired' tooth to restore it to its original shape, size, strength, color, appearance, and function.

A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Once a dental crown is placed, the entire tooth surface is restored to its desired original shape, size, color, and appearance. To find out the best dental crowns visit

When the tooth decay or damage is large and extensive, a fully covering porcelain crown or a gold crown can restore the tooth to its original shape and function.

A permanent dental crown is highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, it may eventually need to be replaced. With proper care and routine dental checkup, a crown may last many years, giving the patient a beautiful long-lasting smile. 

The first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create the patient's custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on the patient's tooth for approximately two weeks until his/her new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, the patient's temporary crown is placed with temporary cement and his/her bite is checked to ensure he/she is biting properly.