Dental crowns preserve the functionality of damaged teeth by encasing a needy tooth with a custom-designed material. A dental crown (also known as a “cap”) may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. First Dr Broschinsky prepares your tooth and makes a molded impression to send to a dental laboratory.
During this visit, a fitted, temporary crown is created and placed to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made. Once completed, the tooth crown is cemented or adhesively bonded at a later visit. Many old crowns are unsightly or have gaps and can easily be replaced with a new natural looking crown to match the rest of your smile.