At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we create custom dental crowns to protect a damaged tooth from any further decay or damage as well as to restore the beauty and function to your smile
When might I need a crown?
You may need a crown if you:
• have a cavity that is too large for a filling
• have a missing tooth and need a bridge
• need to cover a dental implant
• have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened
• have had root canal treatment—the crown will protect the restored tooth
Our custom porcelain crowns are also used when you want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile! Porcelain is the most life like material available and is strong enough to cover a damaged area for up to 20 years.
In order to begin the crown process, Dr. Pabo Foncea will examine the tooth to determine if it is stable enough to place the crown. Then, he will prepare it for the crown and place a temporary crown while the permeant one is made in the dental lab he works with. The temporary crown will protect the tooth until this happens. Once the permanent one arrives, you will have your second appointment in order to seat it or attach it to the original tooth. Dr. Foncea will then be sure that the new crown fits in the correct alignment with your bite. This important piece makes a huge difference in the comfort and longevity of your teeth.