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Tooth Exam

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that goes over a broken, decayed, or worn tooth. When a crown has been bonded into place, it covers the entire tooth to the gum line. This creates a new outer surface for your tooth. 


Crowns can be made of several different materials such as porcelain, metal or a combination of both. Many people prefer a porcelain crown, because it looks the most natural. Your dentist at Southdale Dental Associates will discuss the best options for you at your appointment. 


Your dentist may recommend a crown if:

  • A tooth has been weakened by decay, cracked, or broken.

  • A tooth that has a large filling that is starting to fail.

  • A bridge needs to be held in place.

  • Discolored teeth need to be covered.

  • A dental implant needs to be covered.


During your initial exam, your dentist will explain why they feel a crown is the best option for you. After your exam. our care team will schedule two appointments:

  • The first is to prepare your tooth for the crown. Your dentist will take an impression of the area with a soft material and send it to a dental lab to make the crown.  Then, a temporary crown will be placed to cover the tooth until your next appointment. 

  • At the second visit, your dentist will place the finished crown and make any final adjustments before bonding it on your tooth. 

If you think you may need a crown, please reach out to your dentist at Southdale Dental Associates to schedule an appointment.

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