Dental Crowns

Crowns and caps can be used for two different purposes:

  1. To support broken, damaged, or weakened teeth that are sensitive and in danger of further damage.
  2. Crowns can also serve as part of a dental implant and tooth replacement system as discussed above.

Teeth that are broken, decayed, or have large and dated dental fillings can benefit from a crown. A dental crown is designed to function as a “cap”to place over the tooth that may be damaged. The purpose of a crown is to restore the damaged tooth to its original shape, size and function. The result is a fuller tooth that has the strength of a healthy tooth and has an improved appearance as well.

Crowns are put in by numbing the tooth and surrounding gum tissue, then filing the tooth down to create space for the new crown. Traditionally, crowns were installed in two visits. During the first visit, the prosthodontist would remove all signs of existing tooth decay, create a dental impression, and send the patient home with a temporary cap. During the second visit, the final, permanent crown would be fitted, adjusted and fixed into place.

Smile in the City uses a unique new technology to get your crowns installed in just once visit usually in less than an hour.