What are dental crowns?
If you have experienced a significant amount of decay or damage to your tooth, our dentist may recommend you consider a dental crown. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed directly over a tooth in order to restore its size, shape, and function. Permanently cemented in place, dental crowns cover the tooth up to the gum line.
What are dental crowns used for?
Dr. Moody is able to use a dental crown in Anchorage, Alaska, to:
- Repair moderate to severe damage
- Support a filling or root canal
- Hold a broken tooth together
- Prevent a tooth from breaking
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
Generally, dental crowns are ideal for our patients who have lost a large amount of their original tooth structure.
How are dental crowns made?
Your dental crown will be crafted specifically for each tooth and, thanks to advances in dental technology, will be available in just a single visit to Alaska Dental Arts. Our high-powered milling machine can design and fabricate your dental crown in a fraction of the time, allowing us to place it on the same day you come in for your appointment. After it has been made and checked for quality and fit, we will permanently cement it in place. If you would like to learn more about this process, please contact our dental office today. We would love to answer your questions and help you schedule your appointment.