Riverpark Dental
Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain Crowns

A crown is commonly referred to as a cap and is an artificial tooth that is hollow on the inside and used to cover a damaged tooth. If bacteria has brought destruction to a tooth, your dentist may suggest a crown.

Crowns are done to teeth that have had their function and structure compromised by old/large fillings or tooth fracture. They can be done on both front and back teeth. Root canal treatments are commonly followed up with a crown because when the infected nerve and pulp is removed from the tooth’s internal canal, the dentist fills it with a large filling- leaving fracture risks heightened. If more than 50% of a tooth has a filling from a root canal, we will recommend a crown for that tooth. Cosmetically, crowns can be utilized to cover a discolored or irregularly shapen tooth. You and one of our dentists at Riverpark Dental will determine what type of crown is most ideal for your unique need, specialized with a variety of available materials.

A crown will bring back strength, structure, and function to a tooth so it can be strong and resilient against any further damage. It is hard to tell if a tooth has had a crown treatment, as it looks and works like a natural tooth, blending homogenously with your other teeth. You’ll be able to talk, eat, drink, and live like nothing was done by maintaining the same comfortable function of your natural teeth while keeping a bright, white smile.

How is it done?

  1. Your first visit to PRACTICe starts with the dentist taking impressions for your crown by using our highly accurate iTero digital imaging software.
  2. The next step is to shave down 1-2 millimeters of your tooth to make room for the crown. We then put in a temporary composite crown in as a placeholder until the dental lab manufactures the real crown.
  3. Lastly, we then invite you back so we can remove the temporary crown and insert your permanent crown once the dental laboratory manufactures it.

Digital Technology

iTero is a state-of-the art digital scanner that uses laser and optical imaging to digitally scan and capture the surface and contours of your tooth and gums. Not only ideal for patients with a gag reflex, it completely eliminates the need for the messy, traditional impressions done by placing unpleasant, thick putty into your mouth to create a mold.

This technology benefits patients by making it possible to see the image on the screen instantaneously and electronically forward to labs, meaning less time in the chair for patients, less time waiting for your crown, and overall more comfort.

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