A dental crown, also called a cap, covers an entire tooth and can be the best way to preserve your natural tooth. Crowns protect damaged teeth, add structure to worn teeth, and mask stains or misalignments. If you have had implants placed, crowns are placed on top of the implants. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, crowns are placed on either side of a false tooth to anchor it to the rest of your teeth.
A crown generally takes two visits to complete. First, our dentists will assess your bite. They may take impressions, X-rays, or digital images of your mouth. All of the information is sent to a dental lab, where a custom crown is designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.