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 porcelain 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 be cemented in place. Feel free to contact White River Dental today at 317-881-4726 to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.