What are dental crowns?

When decay or damage to a tooth is more serious, a dental crown may be suggested to repair the shape, size, and function of the tooth. A crown is a cap placed over the tooth that completely covers it up to the gumline. Dental crowns are often used to prevent further decay, restore tooth size and shape, or support large fillings. Usually made from porcelain, dental crowns in Carmel, Indiana are also useful for cosmetic enhancement when the natural beauty of your smile has diminished from decay or damage. Porcelain crowns can be matched to your existing tooth color and have a natural finish for a long-lasting shine.

 

How are dental crowns placed?

At Dr. Taylor’s office, it typically takes two appointments to place a crown. During your first visit, detailed molds will be taken by our skilled dental team. The molds are sent to a dental laboratory, where it generally takes two weeks for a crown to be constructed. If necessary, a temporary crown will be place on the tooth to restore functionality. During your second visit, the permanent, custom-made dental crown is fitted properly before being permanently cemented into place by our talented dentist.

 

We encourage you to call or visit our dental office to learn how crowns can restore your smile! We look forward to hearing from you.