Crowns Explained In 3 Quick Steps

Do you wish you understood why you need a dental crown, what they really look like, and what the process is like, but you just don’t? If you are in need of this restorative care procedure, we feel strongly that the more you know, the more you can look forward to following through with treatment to save your smile. We are more than pleased to offer you the information you’re seeking in just a few simple steps.

Step #1: The Structure Of A Crown

To understand what a crown looks like, just imagine the part of your tooth that you can see when you open your mouth (the portion that sits above your gums). Now, imagine this structure with a hollow internal body. Next, imagine that it looks like your tooth but it’s made of artificial tissue like porcelain and you have yourself a crown!

Step #2: The Purpose Of A Crown

Why do you need a dental crown, you wonder? You need one because your tooth is in need of protection or camouflaging. Here are the details:

  • Your tooth is very stained or esthetically damaged in a way that’s too severe for cosmetic treatments
  • Your tooth is cracked or broken and needs protection
  • You just received a root canal treatment, so we must finish restoring your tooth
  • Your tooth has severe decay, which we cannot treat with a filling

Step #3: The Placement Of A Crown

We will select the proper material for your dental crown to ensure we maximize the benefits you experience (such as making sure the crown can withstand daily pressure, that the crown looks beautiful, and that it will last). We will then prep your tooth and bond the crown to your dental tissue.