In the case that a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, we provide several options for restoring the tooth to good health and function. If a tooth suffers from serious damage, we may recommend a restoration known as a dental crown. Sometimes called a cap, a crown is designed to entirely cover the damaged tooth, starting at the gum line. This restores the damaged tooth to its ideal shape, structure, and size. Your dental crown will be custom fabricated for the tooth to ensure that it fits comfortably and aesthetically to properly restore your smile. Thanks to CEREC® one-visit crown technology, our dentist can complete your custom dental crown in Ithaca, New York, in just one appointment at East Shore Dental Care. This results in a more streamlined dental experience with no need for multiple visits, temporary crowns, or messy impressions. CEREC crowns are made from high-quality ceramic that we match to your original tooth color (or a lighter shade if you would like to whiten your smile) for beautiful, natural-looking results.
Crowns are commonly used to restore teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed. Dr. Janice Hall Ormsby may also recommend a crown in order to.
- Complete a dental implant treatment to replace a missing tooth
- Enhance the appearance and function of a misshapen tooth
- Strengthen a cracked or otherwise weakened tooth
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental crowns. We are eager to restore your smile!