If you are missing one or more teeth and wish to have them replaced, then chances are you will have to have a crown placed. Crowns are artificial teeth that are independently attached to your tooth, where they will act just like your natural teeth. Dental crowns are custom made for each patient, and will fit your bite perfectly. The area where the crown will be placed is cleaned, and then prepared for the installation of the crown by shaving down the healthy tooth into an even shape.
This involves smoothing and sanding your affected tooth to become a stable anchor for your new tooth cap. Your dentist then places the ceramic cap carefully onto the smoothed tooth using adhesive where it is permanently attached and will function normally. This prevents the need for extractions.
If you are looking to cover up an unsightly tooth that has lost its looks and function, then a crown might be the solution for you. Bayshore Dental has the technology to craft custom crowns for our patients using the latest technology. Call our office if you have any questions about dental crowns.