Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Dentists use crowns most often for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
One of our dentists at Hanson Dentistry will cement your crown onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
When there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling, a crown or onlay (partial crown) is required. A crown is fabricated in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
There are more reasons to smile about Invisalign® at our office than you may know. Patients often ask us how Invisalign® treatment compares to braces. Invisalign® is a series of removable aligners that are nearly invisible