What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover broken or worn down teeth. At Jordan Landing Dental Care, we create beautiful all-ceramic or porcelain crowns that will blend in with your real smile. If you have a tooth that is badly damaged or likely to break, crowns may be a viable option for you.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

We most commonly use crowns after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. The larger the hole made by the cavity or treatment, the more likely a crown will be needed to strengthen the tooth.

After dental decay or heavy dental work, the tooth becomes very susceptible to breakage. Keep in mind that jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body, so teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures. A dental crown will protect the tooth and restore its natural biting force.

Dental crowns can treat:

  • Weak teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth

Not only will your dental crown give you a strong bite, but it will also give you a beautiful smile.

Dental Crown Placement

What should you expect from the dental crown process? It takes just two appointments in our office to restore your tooth with a dental crown.

During your first appointment, Dr. Erickson will remove decay from the tooth and shape the tooth to accept the crown. He will make impressions of the tooth and help you determine the right color and shape for your new restoration.

Between the two visits, our dental lab will design and manufacture your custom-made crown. Our lab uses high quality materials like porcelain over gold alloy, all ceramic material, or gold. We can give you a temporary crown to wear during this time.

At your second appointment, Dr. Erickson will remove the temporary and place your permanent crown. He will adjust the crown as needed to ensure you have the perfect fit.

To schedule your dental crown appointment, call us at Jordan Landing Dental Care today.