Restoring Your Tooth so It Looks Like New
A dental crown is used to restore a tooth that’s damaged or broken. It’s essentially a cap that our dentist places on top of your natural tooth to protect it. At Corner Stone Dental, our porcelain crowns are shaped and colored to look completely natural.
We use a color guide, so your crown perfectly matches your smile. Porcelain is an outstanding material for dental restorations because it’s highly durable and it sparkles in the light like a natural tooth.
We’ll Fix Your Tooth in Just Two Visits
It only takes two appointments to our Swansea office to restore your broken tooth with a dental crown. At your first appointment, your dentist will take an impression of the affected tooth. Then we’ll share this information with our dental lab so they can start working on your new crown right away.
We’ll also use this impression to create a temporary crown that protects your tooth until your next visit. Then our dentist will reshape the affected tooth, so your new crown will have a snug fit.
During your second appointment, we’ll remove your temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one. Now you’ll have a restored smile that looks and feels like new.
Should You Get a Crown?
Our patients choose dental crowns for many reasons, including:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Restore a severely stained tooth
- Fractured fillings
- A cavity that’s too large for a filling
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain crowns are resistant to staining, but this also means they don’t react to whitening agents. If you want to whiten your teeth, we recommend doing so before we color-match your crown to your teeth. Even though crowns don’t stain easily, taking good care of your crown through regular oral hygiene keeps it in its best condition.
If your crown has been damaged, contact us by calling (618) 236-0501 to learn about your options. We’ll either repair or replace your crown. We recommend against trying to repair your crown at home, as that may cause additional damage to the crown or harm to you.
While we recommend against replacing a crown too often, if you want to switch your crown for a more aesthetically pleasing option, we can do that. Many patients prefer the appearance of a porcelain crown because it blends in more naturally with their smiles.