Dr. Stone's Office

Why do I need a dental crown?

One of the procedures we perform most often is placing dental crowns. Crowns are a versatile restoration that we use to solve a number of dental problems. At Northern Hills Dental, we’re pleased to offer our patients the convenience of state-of-the-art CEREC same-day crowns. CEREC crowns are beautiful and durable, and the entire process of creating a crown can be completed in just one office visit!

Primarily, dental crowns are used to strengthen and protect the integrity of your natural tooth. With proper care, your teeth should last a lifetime, so it’s important that we do everything possible to preserve the structure of your teeth.

A dental crown will usually be used to provide strength and functionality for a tooth that has been damaged and weakened by decay or periodontal disease. We also often use crowns to restore a tooth after a root canal.

Crowns are usually thought of as strictly functional, but they can also be used to conceal certain cosmetic imperfections. If you'd like to correct the appearance of a large amalgam filling, we can use a dental crown to cap the tooth and eliminate the “dark hole” in your smile. Crowns are also used to restore a chipped or cracked tooth and mask the appearance of a stained or discolored tooth.

Every patient is unique and has different dental needs. The best way for us to know if a dental crown is the right treatment for you is to do an examination at our Lead dental office. Please call and make an appointment for a consultation and exam.

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