A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth’s surface, successfully restoring it to its original shape and size. It is often used to protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of restorations. A dental crown may also become necessary or desired for one or more of the following reasons:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Root canal therapy
Dental crowns are made to be durable and strong. In addition to traditional dental crowns, we can provide custom crowns in just one day using CEREC technology. CEREC same-day crowns are an effective, convenient option for many people. Call our office today at 508-829-6665 to discover if CEREC same-day crowns are right for you.
We invite you to ask any questions you may have about dental crowns by calling us today or during a visit with Dr. Tretter. Dental crowns can be expected to last many years, but as with all dental restorations, they may eventually need replacement. Crowns are made and customized in size, shape and color to match your natural teeth. This is done to restore full functionality to your teeth and to provide optimal cosmetic results for your smile.
Learn more about CEREC in the video below!