Dental Crowns

Restoring the Full Function of Compromised Teeth

Dental crowns, which were among the first forms of restorative dentistry, are appropriately named after the top portion of your tooth, also called the crown. That’s because a dental crown is designed to be placed over a damaged or compromised tooth so that it can take over its functions, like biting and chewing. Because everyone’s dental needs are unique and each tooth serves a different function, modern dental crowns are highly customized and can be crafted from a variety of materials to ensure optimal results every time. At our office, we can provide same-day crowns with the help of advanced CEREC (chairside economic restoration of esthetic ceramics). The system uses CAD/CAM technology to design and create your highly lifelike dental crown all during a single visit to our office.

How Dental Crowns Work

Typically, a dental crown is recommended when a tooth is fractured, broken, severely worn down, or has recently received root canal therapy. By capping the tooth, the crown can absorb the pressure of your bite to avoid further damage to the tooth, as well as help restore the integrity of the healthy tooth structure that remains. This helps you preserve your healthy tooth structure even in the midst of severe tooth damage, which is better for your long-term oral health than extracting and replacing the tooth. In some cases of single tooth loss, a lifelike porcelain crown may be attached to a dental implant to replace the lost tooth’s root and crown structure. Because we can completely customized your CEREC crown from start to finish, restoring your tooth is much more convenient and comfortable, especially in the case of a dental emergency.

Dental Crowns as Unique as Your Teeth

The point of a dental crown is to take over the functions of a compromised tooth. Therefore, we carefully customize every crown according to highly precise digital measurements, and can often create and place your crown in just a single day. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.