What is a dental crown?

Also called a cap, a dental crown is fashioned to completely cover a tooth to restore its health, strength, and function. Dental crowns are most commonly used when tooth decay is too extensive for a filling, to strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by root canal therapy, or to repair large chips or fractures.

What is a dental crown made of?

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, such as durable metal or realistic porcelain. The lifelike color and translucence of the porcelain makes them ideal for more visible teeth. In some cases, a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown can be recommended to combine the esthetic appeal of porcelain crowns with the durability of metal ones.

How is a dental crown placed?

Placing a dental crown is typically a two-step process that involves preparing the tooth by carefully sculpting it to accommodate the crown. Then, our team will send precise measurements and molds of your tooth and dental ridges to a skilled technician to hand-craft your dental crown. Once the crown is completed, it can be permanently bonded to your tooth during your next visit.

Ask us which crown is right for you.

At our office, we can craft the most appropriate dental crown for your tooth, whether it’s metal, porcelain, or a combination of both. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling the Viva Dental office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson). We also proudly serve patients who live in North Dallas, Plano, Garland, North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.