A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.

Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:

To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!

What Does Getting a Porcelain Dental Crown Involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.

Appointment 1

While your tooth is numb, our dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the future crown. A mold or impression of the tooth or teeth is taken and a temporary restoration (temporary crown) will be placed before you walk out of our office.

At this appointment, our highly trained dentists at Alpha Dental Excellence will do what they do best. Sit with you and design your new tooth. Here, they will select things such as shape, size, color, characteristics of each individual crown, etc…

Appointment 2

On the second visit, our doctors will first get your approval of your crown on the model before proceeding to give you a test run in your mouth. Once you and your dentist have with 100% satisfaction accepted the entirety of the crown in your mouth, then only will we proceed with the final cementation process. (If you are unhappy with any, we mean, any aspect of your crown, we will simply resolve it in our office or send it back to the lab for modifications before the cementation process.)

At this stage, the bite is checked and all necessary adjustments for the crown is made. The crown is then polished and cemented on your tooth with a very strong dental cement. All cements are than cleaned up.