help you get your confidence back.

Preserve a damaged tooth

Dental crowns are placed over a tooth to help protect them, as well as restoring shape, size, and color. A crown goes over the whole part of the tooth that can be seen above the gumline. As well as covering an existing tooth, a crown is also used for a dental implant to serve as the prosthetic tooth portion of the implant.

Materials Used for Dental Crowns

They might be made using metal, ceramic, resin or porcelain fused to metal. One of the advantages of using metal for a crown is that less of the existing tooth needs to be removed. They are also strong and rarely break. However, the metal color might put some people off. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can solve this problem by allowing you to choose a color that matches your teeth.

Who can have dental implants

Anyone who wants to have dental implants should have enough bone tissue in their jaw, as well as healthy gums. Dr. Delafraz works with a periodontist to determine whether you are a candidate for implants.

Protect your teeth

There are a number of reasons you might choose to have a dental crown. They serve a range of purposes to restore your teeth and help you get your smile back.


How Dental Crowns Are Implanted

To implant a dental crown, the dentist first needs to get the tooth ready for the crown. To do this, Dr. Delafraz will shape the tooth so that the crown can fit over it.

  • She will then take a mold of the tooth and gum, which will be sent to a laboratory to create a crown that will fit perfectly.
  • A temporary crown helps to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready to be put on.

Dental Bridges

A crown is sometimes used to hold a dental bridge in place. A bridge is used when one or more teeth is missing.

  • The replacement teeth are held in place by fitting crowns onto the existing teeth on either side.
  • The process to fit a bridge is similar to fitting a single crown.
  • The teeth need to be prepared before an impression is taken to create a custom bridge.

Dental crowns are a great solution.

Get in touch if you think a dental crown could help you.