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A dental crown is a full coverage restoration that is used to cover a tooth that is badly decayed, or is past the point where it can be restored with a filling. Crowns are normally done after a root canal, or when a large filling wears out. Dental crowns are also used when an inlay or onlay just won’t do the trick. Holes made by the treatment of a cavity are more likely to require a crown. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, the tooth is more likely to break. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protection against tooth breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious issue and is much more difficult to treat. Crowns help to protect teeth and are also esthetically pleasing.

Following a comprehensive exam, Dr. Keyser may suggest an all porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-high noble metal dental crown to restore your smile, enhance your appearance, and correct your bite. Dr. Keyser will consider the location and stressors in order to determine which material to use.

Having our own in house laboratory will allow you to meet the dental technician who will be fabricating your restorations. This customized, team approach to restorative dentistry will provide you with a unique and comfortable dental experience.

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