What Are Crowns and Should I Get One?

The purpose of a dental crown is to make your tooth stronger and look great. When our dentists put on a crown, they are putting a cover over your tooth to restore its natural shape, size and function.

You may need a crown if you:

  • have a cavity that is too large for a filling
  • have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened
  • have had root canal treatment
  • want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile

What to Expect When Getting a Crown

Crowns are made from a variety of materials including metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or a combination of those. The best material for your crown will depend on your preference, the shade of your tooth, the function of your tooth, where the tooth is located, how much of the tooth shows when you smile, and the position of the gum tissue around the tooth.

Your crown should look like your other teeth and feel natural.

For the most comfortable and natural fit, we will create a mold of your tooth so the crown will fit perfectly in place. A temporary crown will be put on while your permanent crown is being made. This process typically takes a few weeks. During this time, you should avoid sticky and crunchy foods.

At Grove City Dental, our goal is first to listen, then to deliver individualized, uncompromised care. We provide patients of all ages with quality and comfort for a lifetime of dental excellence. Grove City Dental offers a variety of dental services to address your specific needs. Your dental health is important and crowns can help restore and strengthen your teeth. Call us today to schedule an appointment and be on your way to a healthy, beautiful smile.