How Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth

Dr. David Block, Dr. Ernest Dellheim, and Dr. Sheena Hauser of Main Line Center for Dental Excellence in Narberth, PA, place dental crowns for patients needing to restore their teeth.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a restorative option for teeth that have been chipped or have a significant amount of decay. Crowns sit on top of the tooth like a cap, and function like natural teeth. They can repair your smile and are also used with dental implants to replace missing teeth. Come see your Narberth, PA, dentists if you need a dental crown.

Crowns are custom-made to match your smile and blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. When a tooth needs a crown it is reshaped so the crown will bond directly to the tooth. With proper care, crowns can last a lifetime.

What is it like to get a dental crown?

Getting a crown is usually done over the course of two appointments. First, the area is numbed and then the tooth is filed and any remaining decay is removed. The tooth is resculpted to make room for the crown on top. An impression of this tooth is taken to ensure a perfect fit for your new crown. We fit you with a temporary tooth cap to wear while your crown is being fabricated.

Crowns are also placed onto dental implants for patients missing teeth. The implant is implanted in the jaw bone during minor surgery and heals for a number of weeks. Once the implant is healed and fused to the jaw bone, a crown is placed to replace the missing tooth.

Dental crowns blend in with your smile and you care for them like your natural teeth. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend using a nightguard to protect your new crown.

Dr. Block, Dr. Dellheim, and Dr. Hauser of Main Line Center for Dental Excellence can help restore your smile with dental crowns. Contact us in Narberth, PA, at (610) 664-6061.