Restore your Smile with Dental Crowns!

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

We utilize the latest technology in our crown making process call the CEREC machine. Crowns can be made in one day. A custom crown is fabricated in the office with the use of computer technology. A digital scan is taken of the mouth and Dr. Logan designs the crown to custom fit the tooth. The crown is then milled out, tried in, and baked in a specialty oven to reach the optimal strength to be supported in the mouth. After that the crown is then cemented in place. The convenience of only having to come for one appointment has been very beneficial to our patients.

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Occasionally a crown procedure can require two appointments. The first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create a custom crown.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on the tooth for approximately two weeks until the new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, a temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and the bite will be checked to ensure proper biting forces on the tooth.

At the second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and the new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

Care instructions will be given and it is encouraged to have regular dental visits to check the new crown.

Schedule an appointment at our Huntsville dental practice today by calling Dr. Scott Logan!

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