Dental crowns are a custom restoration which cap, or cover, the entire visible portion of your tooth. Our dentists typically recommend dental crowns when a tooth is fractured, weakened or otherwise damaged. Dental crowns are highly versatile and may be used to:
- Protect a tooth following root canal therapy
- Anchor dental bridges
- Cover and complete dental implants
- Improve the appearance of misshapen teeth
- Support teeth with large dental fillings
- Strengthen teeth that are fractured or weak
While dental crowns may be made of several types of materials, porcelain crowns are particularly popular. Porcelain matches the feel and appearance of your original teeth, producing a result that is both aesthetic and long-lasting.
Crowns often require two appointments to complete. At the first appointment, an impression will be taken and your tooth prepared to receive the crown. You will be fitted with a temporary crown to wear while your final crown is being created. You will then return to our office to have your final crown placed. Our dentists will check that it fits correctly before bonding it in place.
For more information about dental crowns in Anchorage, Alaska, and to make an appointment with one of our dentists, call Clear Dental today at (907) 313-2433.