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A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. A crown might be needed to protect a decayed tooth from more damage, to restore an already broken tooth, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a severely discolored tooth.

The crown procedure at University Place Dental in Carbondale is relatively simple.

First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is filed down so that the crown will fit correctly. Then we take a digital impression of the tooth with our iTero Element to use in the construction of the crown. The digital impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to University Place Dental, and the crown will be put into place. 

Crowns offer several benefits:

  • Long term durability
  • Protection from further decay, infection and cracking
  • Improved chewing and talking
  • An improved, natural and healthier smile

Call us today at 618-549-0208 to schedule an appointment.

Traditional Crowns

If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

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