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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Your Professional Dentists for Dental Crowns in Alexandria-Elbow Lake MN

Porcelain crowns (or caps) are coverings that encase the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  Dental crowns protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of dental crowns offered by our Alexandria-Elbow Lake dentists, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for dental crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a tooth crown involve?

A tooth crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment with your Alexandria-Elbow Lake dentist will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom dental crowns.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new tooth crown. When you need professional dental crowns in Alexandria-Elbow Lake, trust our experienced dentists for porcelain dental crowns and teeth caps.