Crowns and BridgesLet Dr. Moore perform one of his favorite transformation acts with the use of crowns or bridges on your smile.

Dr. Moore DDS and his associates provide porcelain and cosmetic dental crowns to restore and enhance the appearance of his patients’ smiles.

What are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a restoration that covers the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline. We use only ceramic and porcelain materials so that the crowns have the look that our patients expect, with the function that we demand of our treatments. Crowns can be placed in any area of the mouth because they are made to withstand normal use while also looking like a natural tooth.

Crowns are used to repair teeth that have:

  • Been treated with a root canal
  • A very large cavity or filling that needs to be replaced
  • Severe damage or fractures
  • Little healthy enamel available to support a filling
  • A dental implant that needs covered

By placing a crown over a tooth, normal function can be restored. Biting and chewing forces are distributed evenly over the tooth, preserving the remaining tooth structure that would otherwise not be able to withstand normal use.

The Treatment Process

Our crown treatments take approximately 2 visits. During your first appointment the tooth will be prepped and any damaged surfaces such as cavities or broken fillings will be removed. An impression is then taken of the tooth that will be used to create your customized crown. Dr. Moore DDS or one of his associates will then place a temporary restoration over the tooth until the permanent crown is ready for delivery. We will carefully match the color of your surrounding tooth enamel so that your permanent crown blends in with the rest of your smile.

In about two weeks, your permanent restoration is available for placement. This visit is much shorter and does not require any anesthesia. We will remove the temporary restoration and then permanently bond your porcelain crown into place.

Caring for Your Crown

It’s important to care for your crown properly so that it can last for several years. Brush gently along the gumlines and floss around the crown each day as you would your other teeth. Be sure to see Dr. Moore DDS and our team twice a year for preventive care visits so that we can monitor the health and integrity of your crown and the rest of your smile.