A dental crown restores and protects a tooth following treatment for decay or a root canal. Dr. Turner uses aesthetically superior tooth-colored porcelain to seamlessly blend a crown into a patient's smile. Crowns are so lifelike they might also be recommended for cosmetic enhancements.View transcript
So a crown is a single restoration. It's in my office. It's made out of all-porcelain. There used to be crowns and there are still offices that make crowns that are fused to metal or you can get an all gold crown. My job through the treatment planning process is to give the patient what they want. If they want a gold crown, they get a gold crown. But the restorations that we have now are just so aesthetically superior that we can choose a tooth-colored material that you just, it blends in. You can't tell that it's there. Two appointment procedure, we prep the tooth for the crown, we do our digital 3D scanning, and in a week or two wearing a temporary, you come back in, and we remove the temporary and cement the crown in. The majority of crowns that I do, if it's not part of a cosmetic procedure or a smile makeover, are people that have had some type of trauma to their tooth. I'm conservative to a fault when it comes to determining treatment. If a tooth can be restored with the filling, then we do a filling but sometimes the required size of the restoration, in that case, would be so large that you would set up the tooth to fail, so we just cover it with a crown. Does a crown require special care? No. If it's made correctly and it's functioning correctly in your mouth, then you just treat it like any other tooth, brushing and flossing.