What are crowns?

Used when damage to one’s teeth is severe and seems beyond repair.


  • Consists of two visits.
  • During the first visit, the tooth’s is prepared to accept a crown and am impression is taken of this tooth. A temporary crown is made also to allow function and eliminate pain in between visits.
  • The impression is sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate the porcelain crown. Other materials such as gold may also be used if desired or needed.
  • At the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, the tooth is cleaned, and the crown is bonded to the tooth to restore the form and full function of the tooth.


  • One of the most durable dental restorations for a tooth.
  • Maintains a natural looking smile and teeth.
  • Re-establishes full function for that tooth.
  • Helps prevent the cracking and breaking of teeth, especially molars with root-canal treatments.
  • When done on multiple teeth, crowns allow the complete rehabilitation of severely deteriorated detention.
  • Crowns are durable laboratory fabricated tooth restorations which restore the form, function and esthetics of broken down tooth.
  • They are needed when the breakdown of a tooth is advanced enough that it can no longer be repaired with fillings.