Over time or through trauma, teeth can weaken. Common dental problems include:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Staining
  • Crookedness
  • Gaps
  • Poor shape

If you feel that your smile isn’t at its strongest, dental crowns can help you recover your youthful grin. If Dr. Van Horn notices a decayed or weakened tooth, she may suggest a dental crown or another restoration to support it.

Dental crowns can be composed of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. We’ll take the time to listen and consult with you. Dr. Van Horn will help you choose a material based on the location of the damaged tooth and your personal preferences.

The Porcelain Crowns Process

The dental crown process usually requires 2-3 visits to our friendly office. During your first visit, we will reshape the tooth so that a crown can fit over it. We will provide you with a local anesthetic during this visit so that you do not experience any discomfort.

Once the tooth is prepared, we will take an impression of the tooth and send it to our dental lab. After a few weeks, you can return to our office for crown fitting and placement. In the meantime, we can provide you with a temporary crown while you wait for your final restoration.

Expect Excellence from Our Dental Lab

Dental restorations are only as good as the craftsmen behind them. Our dental lab team members are among the most talented technicians around, and they will fashion your dental crowns to our exact specifications. They use the highest quality tools and materials to design your crowns or any other restoration.

Our dental crowns are extremely durable and can last for 10-15 years or longer. You should care for your dental crowns with regular brushing and flossing.

If you would like to learn more about restoring your smile with dazzling dental crowns, call our office today.