Dental Crown Williamsport PA

Dental Crowns An Overview

Dental crowns are one of the most common treatment options for restorative and cosmetic needs. Dr. Joyce Kim provides advanced treatment options for placing dental crowns, including CAD/CAM technology for same day crowns. Dr. Kim will evaluate the condition of your dental health and discuss your needs before making treatment recommendations for your consideration.

A dental crown is often the most successful way to address tooth damage and other concerns or restorative needs, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth post root canal
  • Strengthen a tooth for securing a bridge

A dental crown can be made of high quality ceramic or porcelain, depending on your specific aesthetic goals. Color matched to your natural appearance, dental crowns play a key role in the long-term maintenance of the aesthetics and function of your smile.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The dental crown process will typically require 2 visits with us to complete. The first step is to prepare the tooth by removing any damaged or diseased structure and creating a stable foundation for securing your restoration. After tooth preparation, Dr. Kim will take the dental impressions needed for designing and fabricating your new crown. These instructions will be sent on to a dental lab where your new crown will be expertly crafted for you. In most cases, a temporary crown can be placed during the waiting period of about 2 weeks time.

Once complete, you will return to our office for the final restoration. Dr. Kim will secure the new crown in place and make any adjustments necessary for a comfortable fit. The surface is polished and smoothed so your new restoration will feel like a natural part of your smile.

A good daily oral hygiene routine and regular dental care will ensure that you enjoy the best possible result.

CEREC: Same Day Crowns in Williamsport

Dr. Kim will offer the option of a same day dental crown, inlay or onlay whenever appropriate for your needs and dental health. Using CAD/CAM technology, this digital process uses unique software to design and fabricate a high-quality ceramic restoration in our office.

CEREC is often a great option for a lost or broken crown, repairing tooth damage or addressing cosmetic concerns.