A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is a dental restoration that completely covers a damaged tooth. If a tooth has lost a significant portion of its natural structure due to injury or decay, our skilled dentists may recommend a dental crown. The crown encloses the tooth beginning at the gums to restore the tooth to its natural shape, appearance, and size. Dental crowns are very versatile and have many uses; Dr. McConnell and Dr. Bui may recommend a crown to:
- Restore a seriously damaged or decayed tooth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Cover a badly shaped or severely discolored tooth
- Protect and strengthen a fractured (cracked) tooth
- Improve the fit of your bite
- Attach and complete a dental implant
To make a dental crown in Beavercreek, Ohio, we will first prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel to allow for the thickness of the crown. We then take impressions of the tooth, which are sent to a dental laboratory for the creation of the permanent crown. In the meantime, we place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it. Once the permanent crown is complete, our dentists will check that it fits your smile and make any necessary adjustments, then cement it in place. For more information on dental crowns and how we can improve your smile, please call or visit us today.