Dental crowns, also known as caps, are placed over an existing tooth. The crown acts to restore a tooth’s strength, size, and shape. A cap can drastically improve a tooth’s appearance, and works to reinstate a patient’s oral function and health.
Dental crowns are used to:
- Restore a broken tooth
- Support a tooth that has had a large filling
- Improve the appearance of a tooth by covering stains, correcting crowding or reshaping contours
- Hold and support a dental bridge
- Protect a weaker tooth
- Finalize root canal treatment
Dental crowns can be made from metal with porcelain over the top; from zirconia; or from all porcelain. The all porcelain crowns are the most beautiful and lifelike of any dental crowns.
Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD will evaluate a patient’s individual oral health needs to determine if a dental crown is necessary. If a patient does require a crown, Dr. Lerch will let her clients know and understand the entire process through educational moments, X-rays, pictures and clinical notations.
Emergency Crown Replacement
Dental crowns can loosen and fall out of place. If this happens to you, Dr. Lerch and her team are here to help. We will work with you to schedule for an in-office visit at our Connecticut practice as soon as possible.
These are needed as you move through the capping process. Once a tooth is prepared and an impression taken, a provisional or temporary (affectionately known as a “temp”) is fabricated. This temp is worn in between appointments
while the cap is fabricated. This way the tooth being restored stays protected and you have no pain. At the second appointment the provisional is removed and your dental crown cemented.
CEREC Dental Crowns
These are in office milled crowns using a CadCam machine. Often these crowns can be preformed in a couple of hours while you wait.
Learn More about Dental Crowns
For more information about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD, the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC, and / or Dental Crowns, please contact our Connecticut office. There you can find the right time to consult with Dr. Lerch so you can get all your questions answered to determine if a Dental Crowns might be right for you.