Dental Crowns

Anchorage, AK

Crowns are one of the most common procedures performed in cosmetic dentistry. We offer dental crowns here at The Dentists at North Cypress. Crowns are a cosmetic treatment that can make a big difference in your smile. A dental crown is like a cap that looks similar to a tooth and is used to fix various dental problems. Here at The Dentists at North Cypress, we’re proud to offer a wide range of crowns for all of your oral health needs.

What Is A Dental Crown?

Most crowns are coverings for the outside of a tooth, what is called the “crown.” This means that it does not extend down to the root of your natural tooth. Other types of crowns only cover part of a tooth. Crowns are permanently affixed onto the affected tooth, so we make sure they are tough enough for daily use. We custom design each and every one of them just for you and your unique needs. It usually takes about two to three weeks to create a crown, during which time we will provide you with a temporary crown. We strive to make sure every crown not only complements your natural teeth, but helps rejuvenate and enhance your entire smile, so they blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns, like other dental crowns, are caps that are placed over the damaged teeth. They protect your teeth when dental fillings cannot repair them. Porcelain crowns are made with multiple layers of porcelain in slightly different shades, so they provide a close match to the color of your teeth. Porcelain crowns help restore the natural shape and appearance of your teeth and rebuild their strength.

How Does A Porcelain Crown Work?

A porcelain crown covers a damaged tooth in order to prevent infection or further decay. It fits comfortably on your tooth and protects the root from becoming exposed. It is carefully molded to fit with the surrounding teeth, so your bite remains unchanged.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Porcelain Crown?

Porcelain crowns are popular for repairing teeth that are visible when you smile, but they can be used for back teeth too. You might be a good candidate for a porcelain crown if you are allergic to metal. A porcelain crown could also be the right choice if you are considering a cosmetic procedure or need to have a dental implant repaired.

Depending on your dental history and unique situation, a porcelain crown may not be the right fit for you. Other options include dental crowns made of metal, resin, ceramic, or a combination of porcelain and those materials.

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

There are a lot of different reasons why you may need a dental crown. When a tooth gets cracked, worn down, decayed, or otherwise damaged, a crown can help protect it or hold it together. Treatments like dental bridges and root canals rely on crowns to support and protect your teeth. And of course, crowns can be used to conceal damaged teeth, instantly improving your smile.

Contact Us

Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you. At The Dentists at North Cypress, we’re committed to pampering your teeth just like they’re meant to be, and giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Give us a call at (281) 664-8100, and find out how our dentists can help you restore your teeth with a crown.