For damaged or missing teeth replacement, dental crowns offer a permanent restorative dental solution. A dental crown, or cap, is a protective cover in the shape and color of your natural tooth that is placed over the damaged tooth, or onto an implant fused into the bone in the place of a missing tooth.
A dental crown may also be shaped to replace a tooth that is misshaped or does not align properly with the surrounding teeth. A crown is formed by taking an impression of your natural tooth or shaping it to fit the adjoining teeth. If the crown is intended to cover a damaged tooth, it can be placed directly over it.
In the case of a missing tooth, the implant is first installed into the bone, and a temporary crown is placed over it until the implant has had time to fuse properly into the bone to form a solid anchor. At that time the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent one.
Dental crowns are a durable and permanent replacement option for cracked or damaged teeth which will protect the original tooth. Your dentist may recommend extraction of the original tooth if he determines that it is too badly damaged or decayed. This will require an implant and a crown will be formed that fits the pattern of your existing teeth.
Dental crowns are natural-looking replacements for missing or damaged teeth that are created from a mold of your natural tooth for a perfect fit. Once your crown is custom-made at our lab, you will be scheduled for a permanent replacement crown in place of the temporary one you were fitted with initially. When firmly cemented in place, your permanent crown will do all of the things your natural teeth do and blend right in with your winning smile. Contact Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.