Dental crowns, also known as caps, are protective coverings for damaged, missing or decayed teeth to restore their functionality and appearance. Depending on the extent of damage, Dr. Yu may recommend replacing or encasing a damaged tooth with a crown as part of his general dental care treatment.
For missing teeth, dental crowns can be placed over an implant which serves as an anchor for the crown and is installed into the underlying bone. When implants are installed, you’ll have temporary crown put in while the implant fuses to the bone to ensure that it is firmly in place before a permanent crown is placed over it.
To prepare you for a dental crown, your dental care team will take tooth impressions in order to create a crown that will be a perfect match for your tooth. The molded impression is then sent to a dental lab where your crown will be made. A temporary crown will be put in place while your permanent crown is being made. On a scheduled return visit, your permanent crown will be installed and cemented into place.
Dental crowns may also be used as part of a smile makeover, in which case they may be shaped and sized to form a tooth pattern determined by Dr. Yu to fit your new smile. Whatever the purpose for installing a crown, your dental care team will advise you on how to care for the crown, including cleaning procedures and tips, what foods to avoid and how and where to floss.
We use state-of-the-art technology and the finest materials to craft dental crowns that will look like your natural teeth and last for years. We’ll give you all the information you’ll need about caring for your new smile and go over each step in the process of making it all happen for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yu to see if a dental crown is just what you need.