What are dental crowns?
Also known as “caps,” dental crowns are a type of tooth restoration. If your tooth is too damaged for a simple filling, but has enough remaining healthy structure that it does not need to be pulled, a dental crown is generally the best option.
The dentist will repair the damage to your tooth, including a root canal if needed. Then your tooth is carefully prepared to accept the crown. Impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed while you wait for your final crown to come back from the lab.
Dental crowns can also be used as the final restoration for an implant that replaces a missing tooth. The implant is inserted into the jawbone, and then a crown is placed on top. This is the most natural solution for a single missing tooth.
Married dentists Chad and Alexandra Schnabel welcome you to Savannah Dental Solutions. From caring children’s dentistry to high-tech cosmetic procedures and even full-mouth reconstruction, we blend the latest technology with traditional customer-oriented values. To start your journey to better oral health, call us today at (912) 354-1366.