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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of dental treatments aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth, using bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping, orthodontics, or implants.

A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. A crown is used to restore the size, shape, color and strength of a tooth, improving the appearance and function. Crowns are typically used following restorative procedures such as root canals or large fillings when there is not much of the natural tooth remaining. Crowns can also be placed cosmetically, or with implants and bridges. 

To make a crown, we will first take an impression or a mold of your tooth. We will then send this mold to the lab, where a custom crown will be created for you; this process takes about two weeks. In the meantime, the dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown and place a temporary crown.

A well taken-care-of crown can last 5 or more years. It is very important to maintain proper home care with any crowns, regular flossing and brushing is crucial. The buildup of plaque and debris could make the crown break down prematurely. Clenching or grinding of the teeth can also shorten the life span of the crown; a mouth guard could help prevent this from happening.