Dental Crowns

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown might be the right solution to restore your oral health. Dental crowns are a common restorative dental treatment that can protect and strengthen your tooth while improving its appearance. At Indian Trail Dental Studio, our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing high-quality dental crown treatment to address a range of dental concerns. Contact us today to book your appointment for a dental crown consultation.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over an existing tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Crowns are custom-made to fit your tooth precisely, providing a natural look and feel. A dental crown may be recommended for a variety of reasons, like protecting a weakened or damaged tooth, a dental implant, a bridge, or improving the appearance of a tooth. With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last for many years, providing a long-lasting solution for restoring your smile and oral health. 


Porcelain dental crowns are a popular type of dental crown made of a durable and natural-looking material that closely resembles the appearance of natural teeth, making them an attractive option for restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. 


Ceramic dental crowns are a type of dental crown made from a high-strength porcelain material that is highly resistant to wear and discoloration. Ceramic crowns are durable, long-lasting, and can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth for a natural-looking smile.

Metal Alloys

Dental crowns designed from metal alloys are a popular and durable option for restoring the function of severely damaged teeth. They are made of a blend of metals that are strong enough to withstand the forces of biting and chewing, making them an ideal choice for molars in the back of the mouth. While they may not match the appearance of natural teeth, they are a practical option for restoring dental health.

Our Dental Crown Process

If you require a dental crown to restore the shape, size, and function of a damaged tooth, it’s essential to have a comprehensive and effective crowning process in place. At Indian Trail Dental Studio, we follow a comprehensive process for dental crown placement to ensure that our patients receive high-quality care. Here’s a closer look at the process we follow for a dental crown: 

  • Evaluation and preparation: During your initial consultation, our dental team will assess the condition of your tooth and discuss whether a crown is the right treatment option for you. If it’s determined that a crown is needed, the tooth will be prepared by removing any decay and shaping it to fit the crown.
  • Impression and temporary crown: Once the custom-made crown is ready, our dental team will remove the temporary crown and test the fit and bite of the permanent crown. If necessary, adjustments will be made to ensure proper fit and alignment. Then, the permanent crown will be cemented in place.
  • Placement of permanent crown: Once the custom-made crown is ready, our dental team will remove the temporary crown and test the fit and bite of the permanent crown. If necessary, adjustments will be made to ensure proper fit and alignment. Then, the permanent crown will be cemented in place.
  • Follow-up: Following the placement of your crown, we will provide you with instructions for care and follow-up appointments to monitor the recovery process. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent future dental issues and to ensure the longevity of the crown.

Our skilled dental team has years of experience in dental crown placement and are dedicated to providing our patients with high-quality, long-lasting results. If you have questions about the crowning process or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact Indian Trail Dental Studio today.

What Happens if a Dental Crown Is Done Incorrectly or Not At All?

​​If a dental crown is not placed or done correctly, it can lead to a variety of dental problems. Here’s what can happen if you’ve had a crown done improperly or if you avoid getting a dental crown installed at all:

    • Further decay or damageFailure to place a crown over a damaged tooth that requires one can lead to further decay and damage. If the damage spreads over time, you may eventually lose the tooth altogether.
  • Sensitive teeth: Teeth that need crowns are often sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Without a crown to protect the tooth, the sensitivity is likely to intensify over time, making it uncomfortable to eat or drink certain foods and beverages. 
  • Pain: Teeth that need crowns often hurt when biting down or chewing, and the pain will only worsen without a crown. Without the appropriate treatment, the pain may become constant and unbearable.
  • Cosmetics concerns: Teeth that require crowns are often damaged or decayed, which can negatively impact your smile’s appearance. Not having the crown placed can worsen the appearance of the tooth.

If your dentist recommends a dental crown, it’s essential to follow through with treatment to avoid the potential dental problems that can occur. If you’ve been putting off receiving a dental crown, schedule an appointment with your dental care provider as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure a beautiful, healthy smile.

Finding a Trustworthy Dental Provider

At Indian Trail Dental Studio, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care, including dental crown placement. Our experienced team of dental professionals is dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive top-notch care with the most advanced and effective techniques available. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation for dental crowns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental crowns can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. The average lifespan of a dental crown is about 10-15 years, but some can last 20 years or longer.

It typically takes two visits to receive a dental crown. During your first appointment, the tooth is prepared, and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed until the permanent crown is ready, which usually takes about two weeks. During the second appointment, the permanent crown is placed. 

The dental crown procedure typically does not hurt, as local anesthesia is used to numb the area. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

As with any dental procedure, there are risks and complications that can occur with dental crowns. These include sensitivity, pain, nerve damage, and allergic reactions to the materials used. However, these complications are relatively rare, and most patients experience a successful outcome from the procedure.

Hasmi R. Patel, DMD

Dr. Hasmi Patel

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