Crowns (Caps)


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.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  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?

Previously, crown procedures usually required two appointments. This is no longer the case. Dr Barron  is now able to fabricate crowns with the technologically advanced CEREC CAD. This technology allows us to fabricate your crown while you wait. Appointments generally are done within 1-2.5 hours for a single restoration. 

Dr. Barron will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the tooth to his exact specifications. The tooth is then scanned with the CEREC.  The restoration is then designed chairside while you wait.  Additional steps may be required depending on the type of restoration. The restoration is then cemented and your bite adjusted until idea. Occasionally a second bite adjust appointment may be needed.

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