Dental crowns cover the entire surface of a tooth like a cap. A durable porcelain crown can be used to restore the strength of a decayed or damaged tooth, and can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place. In addition to the restorative dentistry uses for dental crowns, they can also be used to conceal cracks, chips, or discolorations.
To place a dental crown, we first take an x-ray to determine the extent of tooth decay, and then Dr. Barbosa prepares the tooth to accommodate the crown. In some cases, a severely decayed tooth may require root canal therapy before we can place the crown. We will then take an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth. The technicians at our dental laboratory will use this impression to custom-craft the crown to ensure a perfect fit. When your crown is ready, it will be adjusted to sit comfortably in your mouth, and will be bonded in place.