Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain)

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are restorations used to cover damaged or compromised teeth. If a tooth has broken, fractured, cracked, or chipped severely, it may need to be crowned. We use both porcelain and ceramic crowns to improve the look of your smile and retain functionality. Crowns are durable restorations that can last for years with proper care.

Why is a Dental Crown necessary?

A dental crown is often necessary if a tooth has become damaged. The crown helps to restore the natural shape and alignment of the tooth, while simultaneously improving overall functionality of the mouth. You’ll find it easier to eat and chew with your new crown, and the edges of the restoration aren’t sharp or jagged as with your broken tooth. Some reasons to have a tooth crowned include:

  • A tooth has broken, cracked, or fractured
  • A tooth recently had a root canal
  • A new dental implant was placed
  • A tooth has a large filling in it

“I love KEA Smile Dentistry!! I have new crowns, got rid of my silver fillings, great cleaning… the staff! Love my teeth! I feel like family!! Love you guys!.”

Josie K.

Who’s a candidate for a Dental Crown?

Dr. Ghosh will perform an examination to determine if you may need a dental crown. The procedure itself is quick and easy, and the crowns are made to last for years. In fact, most people will need at least one crown in their lifetime. Crowns can help to protect the underlying tooth structure, while helping to give you the appearance of a full, healthy smile.

What happens during the procedure for a Dental Crown?

Dr. Joita Ghosh will administer local anesthetic to help make the procedure comfortable for you. Next, the tooth is filed down to make a foundation for the new porcelain or ceramic crown. Impressions are taken of the tooth so that a temporary crown and a permanent one can be made. The impressions help us to create restorations that are specifically made for that area of the mouth. You will go home with the temporary crown in place and will come back once the permanent crown has been made. The permanent crown is put into place, and Dr. Ghosh will improve its bite before you can enjoy your new smile.

If you think you might need a dental crown, or you’d like to learn more about the actual procedure, call our office today and one of our staff members will be happy to help.