What are dental crowns?

  • Dental crowns fit over the top tooth acting like a cast. They cover and protect teeth that have lost a large section of tooth structure due to tooth decay, cracks, fractures or root canal therapy. These are recommended when a traditional tooth filling will not suffice.
  • Crowns can be made of pure porcelain, porcelain that’s is fused to metal, or gold.  At Elevated Dental we will educate you on the benefits of each so you can make an informed decision on which type will help you achieve your functional and cosmetic demands.

How are they made?

  • Once we have prepared your tooth for the crown, an accurate impression is made and sent to a dental lab where a highly trained dental prosthetic artist will design and custom fabricate your crown to match your specific feel, bite and cosmetic demands. The crown is then permanently cemented in place on a subsequent appointment. In the meantime, a temporary crown is cemented in place while your permanent crown is made.