Crowns are a restoration used to strengthen a tooth. They are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, have fracture lines, or are partially destroyed by tooth decay.

Crowns are bonded onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. At Sierra Crest Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth.

Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. As well as color matching to your existing teeth.

Your crown is then sculpted just for you so your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.

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