Very often teeth are too badly damaged to be repaired with a filling. This is when a dental crown is needed.

When a tooth sustains a large fracture, is cracked, has a very large cavity, or needs a root canal, a crown is needed to repair the damage.  There are two steps to a crown procedure.  The first appointment consists of shaping the tooth to receive the crown, taking a digital scan of the tooth (no more gooey impressions), and making a temporary crown.  The crown is then computer milled by a dental laboratory to precisely fit your tooth.  At the second visit, the crown is then bonded to your tooth.

crowns repair fractured teeth

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