When a tooth is not structurally stable because of extensive fillings, tooth decay, or other damage, a dental crown (also called a cap) can restore both its stability and appearance with one simple treatment.
You can typically get a new crown in just two visits to Exceptional Dentistry. Dr. Patrick Carroll or Dr. Deborah Shoemaker will prepare your tooth for your new crown, take an impression, and place a temporary crown during your first visit. After your new, custom-made crown has been finished, you'll visit us for a second appointment where your doctor will remove the temporary and permanently place your final restoration.
Also, if you need a restoration that's stronger than a filling, but not necessarily as big as a crown, your doctor may recommend a lab-made inlay or onlay. These restorations can be made of a fine dental porcelain or metal, and they can restore a tooth's strength and function while preserving much of your natural enamel.
Do you have a tooth that could use a little help? Does your smile need some extra attention? If so, a dental crown could be just what you need, so be sure to contact us today for an appointment.