A dental crown is a cap that fits over a damaged tooth and is permanently cemented. It is one of the best choices for teeth with extensive decay or damage. Dental crowns have the same shape, function and beauty of the original tooth and they act to give the tooth strength and stability.
Dental crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge in place, cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth, or cover a tooth after a root canal procedure. Made of either, porcelain-fused-to-metal, zirconia, ceramic or gold, dental crowns are placed during a multi-step process that requires more than one dental visit.
The first step is a mold of your mouth. A temporary crown is then placed to protect the tooth while the mold is sent to an offsite laboratory to create the final crown.
At Blue Sky Dental, our doctor will evaluate your teeth and determine the best type of dental crown for you. If you suffer from a cracked, decayed, or fractured tooth, call Blue Sky Dental in Rochester, MN at (507) 258-5260 or Text (209) 260-2561 to schedule an appointment.