Tooth crowns are dental restorations that cover teeth like a cap. Crowns can be used to protect weakened and worn teeth, and even top dental implants. Dental crowns of the past have been made of gold or amalgamated metal. However, these types of crowns do not easily blend in with the color of natural teeth. Because of this, we use crowns that are made of porcelain ceramic. Tooth crowns are a restorative dentistry solution for our patients in Doylestown, PA. Porcelain dental crowns that we offer in our Doylestown, PA office not only look natural but also provide strength to the smile.
Receiving a Dental Crown
To prepare a tooth for a dental crown, we may remove a small portion of the tooth enamel. This is done to make sure that the dental crown fits precisely on top of the tooth. We will take impressions of the teeth receiving crowns, which are sent to a dental lab, where the crowns are created. In the meantime, we will provide you with temporary crowns. Once the permanent crowns are complete, we will place them on your prepared teeth. Finally, we will check the crowns to make sure that they are the correct size, shape, and shade.
If you are receiving a dental implant, we will provide you with a permanent crown after your implant has healed. We place crowns on the abutment that attaches the post to the prosthetic.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn more about dental crowns with answers to common questions many of our patients have:
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
There are multiple benefits that dental crowns offer. Dental crowns:
- Are custom-made to each patient
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Save teeth from further damage
- Last long with proper maintenance
If you have weakened or damaged teeth, please contact our dental office. We will help plan your dental crown treatment to meet your specific needs.
Can you replace old dental crowns?
Yes, if you have old gold or metal crowns but want to try porcelain ceramic crowns, we can help. Additionally, if you have a broken or worn dental crown that needs to be replaced, we can coordinate care for you. Our porcelain dental crowns blend in with the look of natural teeth but also provide strength and protection to damaged teeth.
What are inlays and onlays?
Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays cover and protect the biting surface of teeth. They are made of composite resin to easily blend in with natural teeth. Inlays cover the area between the tooth cusps or sides. Onlays cover the biting surface and the sides. However, inlays and onlays do not fully cover the tooth like dental crowns.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you need to address tooth damage or discoloration? Ask us about treatment with dental crowns today. Request a dental appointment with the team of Perfect Smiles on our website. You may also call our dental office for a consultation at 215-529-8048. Please let us know if you have current dental concerns or questions about your treatment at your next visit.