Crowns are one of the most common forms of tooth restoration performed at Cornerstone Family Dental. During the past 35 years, Drs. Briscoe, Dosch and Pittman have placed tens of thousands of crowns to improve the health and beauty of our patients’ smiles. A porcelain or ceramic crown can restore the tooth’s integrity and function, minimizing further breakage and/or breakdown of tooth structure, and restoring the aesthetic quality of the tooth.
Crowns are necessary if a tooth is cracked and needs to have its strength restored, a tooth has undergone root canal treatment, a tooth has very large restorations (fillings) that are compromising the tooth’s stability and aesthetics, or you need a fixed bridge that attaches to a crown.
Crowns can be made of metal, ceramic, or a combination of the two. Most patients prefer ceramic crowns, as the color and translucency mimics that of natural teeth. Regardless of the material, your crown will need to be cared for just like the rest of your teeth—with daily brushing and flossing, and regular visits to our Hutchinson dental office for professional cleanings.
During your appointment at our Hutchinson dental office, we will discuss your medical and dental history, and take study models, X-rays, and photographs to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Since your goals and needs are unique, gathering all the necessary information is very important to helping you achieve the most beautiful, longest lasting smile possible.