A Crown Restores a Damaged Tooth
Teeth worn by age, damaged by nighttime grinding, or broken by trauma will need more than a simple
filling to restore full functionality. When this occurs, a crown may be the perfect solution for
repair, because it can save and even add strength to the damaged tooth. Also known by patients as a
“cap,” a crown is custom made to surround your damaged tooth. The structure provides stability and
prevents further damage, and the porcelain adds beauty and a natural appearance.
First, Dr. Leach prepares your tooth by removing the outer surface. A mold is sent to a specialty
dental laboratory to create your permanent crown, along with information about what shade will most
closely match your other teeth. We’ll supply you with a temporary crown while the custom crown is
created of strong, beautiful, all-porcelain materials. This means the crown will look the most natural
of all crown options, with no metals to show either in the shade of the tooth or as a dark line along
the gumline. When the new crown comes in, we’ll bond it permanently into place.
Do you think you might need a crown? Call (423) 586-3432 to schedule an appointment today!