A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth, encasing the entire visible part of the tooth. When a tooth needs its shape, size, strength, or appearance restored, Dr. Jim Heck may recommend a dental crown in Greenwood, Indiana. There are many situations in which our dentist may provide a dental crown. A dental crown will keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together. If a tooth is broken or badly worn down, a dental crown will restore it. If a tooth has a large dental filling and does not have much tooth structure left, a dental filling will cover and support the tooth. A dental crown can cover and conceal irregularly shaped or badly stained teeth. A dental crown will anchor a dental bridge in place or cover a dental implant.
Our dentist will prepare your tooth for a dental crown by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. Digital impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth are taken so that a dental crown can be custom made. When your dental crown is ready, our dentist will permanently cemented in place.
Feel free to contact White River Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.