A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, color, or strength. Dr. Scott G. Lamming may recommend a dental crown in San Juan Capistrano, California, to strengthen a tooth with a large filling, to attach a bridge, to cover a dental implant, to protect a weak tooth, or to restore a broken tooth. Our office offers all-ceramic dental crowns, which provide a natural look and can be made to match the color of your other teeth.
Before placing a crown, our dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, an impression of the tooth to receive the crown will be made. Impressions will also be made of the teeth above or below. These impressions or molds will be used to design and construct a crown that will precisely fit your mouth and match your bite. The shade of porcelain that will best match your smile will be selected for the crown as well. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Scott G. Lamming will check the fit and then cement the crown into place in your smile.
To find out whether a dental crown is right for your smile, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are eager to improve your smile!