In some cases, a tooth may have deep decay, cracks, discoloration, or other problems. In this circumstance, a filling or bonding would not be sufficient treatment. In this case, Dr. Byrd will recommend that a crown be placed on your tooth.
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over a tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. They are made from a variety of materials such as porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. Dr. Byrd’s skills, along with one excellent dental lab help you maintain a natural looking smile.
In the process of making a crown to fit your tooth properly, it will take at least 2 visits. On the first visit, we prepare your tooth for a permanent crown and impressions are taken to send to our dental lab. Our highly trained office staff will make you a temporary crown to wear While the lab is making the permanent crown. An appointment will be scheduled for two to three weeks in order to have your permanent crown seated. Proper home care along with regular checkups can help you maintain your crown for a lifetime.