Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration used to repair moderate to severe tooth damage or decay. Shaped like teeth, dental crowns are thin, synthetic caps that fully cover a tooth up to the gums. Often made from a block of porcelain that can be custom matched to your natural tooth color, dental crowns are a beautiful way to restore your smile. Dr. Jeffrey A. Carson, our skilled dentist, may suggest dental crowns to:
- Support a large filling or root canal treatment
- Hold a cracked or fractured tooth together
- Prevent a tooth from breaking apart
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant treatment
It generally takes two visits to our office to create a dental crown and apply it. Your first appointment focuses on designing the crown and preparing your tooth to receive it through a light reshaping and buffing process. After your dental crown in Cleveland, Tennessee, has been made at a dental laboratory and sent back to our office, we will ensure it fits properly before permanently cementing your crown in place. We encourage you to call or visit our dental office today to learn more about this process and how dental crowns can benefit your smile. We would be happy to help you schedule an appointment and answer any questions you may have.