What is a Dental Crown?

Watch this video to learn more about dental crowns and the process for placing them in order to restore your smile.

Some people ask us about dental crowns. What is a dental crown? Some people call them caps, caps or crowns. It’s basically a porcelain that basically fits all around your tooth. So if you have a large filling that’s cracked by making the filling even bigger, once they get to a certain size, fillings will automatically break that there’s not enough to structure to hold them together.

That’s when basically a tooth would need a crown. Where we basically go prepare the tooth and take an impression. Have the laboratory make this porcelain crown that fits over your existing tooth. We cement in with a very strong cement and it’s like basically having your tooth back again.