What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to repair tooth damage and decay. These crowns completely encase a tooth from the cusp to the gumline. Crowns are generally made of porcelain or high noble metal. Crowns not only restore the size, shape and function of your tooth, but are also aesthetically pleasing and blend in with your natural smile.

What Do Dental Crowns Fix?

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
  • Protect a tooth that has had a root canal

Placing a dental crown in Anchorage, Alaska, generally takes only two visits to our dental office. During the first visit, our practice will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used by a dental laboratory to custom-make your dental crown. When the crown is finished, the dentist will make sure the crown fits properly before permanently cementing it in place. To learn more about dental crowns and how they can benefit your smile, we encourage you to contact Advanced Family Dental Care today and call 907-561-1330.