- Dental Implants
- Composite Fillings
- Crowns (Caps)
- Dentures & Partial Dentures
- Fixed Bridges
- Root Canal Therapy
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure can require one or two appointments. Dr. Gawlik can determine the best crown proceedure to suit your particular case. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
You might be a candidate for a CEREC one visit crown, and Dr. Gawlik can determine that with you.
While the tooth is numb, Dr. Gawlik will expertly prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. Like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to prolong the life of your new crown.
Contact Lifesmiles Family Dentistry today to schedule a Free and Comprehensive Dental Consultation. We are located in Bloominton, MN. We are centrally located on Penn Avenue South and 494 near Edina, Richfield, Eden Prairie and Minneapolis.