A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to repair tooth damage and decay. Crowns completely encase teeth from the cusp to the gumline. Generally made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, crowns not only restore the size, shape, and function of your tooth, but are also aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Dustin Wilde, our talented dentist, may suggest dental crowns as part of your individual treatment plan in order to:

  • Treat moderate to severe tooth decay or damage
  • Prevent a weakened tooth from breaking apart
  • Hold a broken tooth together
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Complete a dental implant
  • Support a large filling
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Cover a root canalled tooth

Applying a dental crown in Anchorage, Alaska generally takes two visits to our dental office. During the first visit, we will take molds and impressions of your teeth. These molds will be used by a dental laboratory to custom make your dental crown. When the crown is made, Dr. Dustin Wilde will make sure the crown fits properly before permanently cementing it into place. To learn more about dental crowns and how they can benefit your smile, we encourage you to contact us at Advanced Family Dental Care today.