Ideal for protecting a cracked tooth or covering up discoloration, crowns at Millington Family Dentistry can be a great solution for improving your smile. A crown is a tooth shaped cap that fits over a problem tooth to improve strength, size and appearance.

The crown procedure is simple:

  1. We will anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is filed down so that the crown fits appropriately. 
  2. Then, we will take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent away to a dental laboratory to create your crown.  Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth while your permanent crown is manufactured. 
  3. Once your permanent crown is ready, you will come back to our office and the crown will be applied. Now you have a new tooth!

Crown placement can offer several benefits:

  • Long term durability
  • Protection from further decay, infection and cracking
  • Improved chewing and talking
  • An improved, natural and healthier smile

Don’t go another day with an unsatisfied smile! Call our office to learn more about crowns today.