Crowns are cap-shaped restorations that fit completely over the tooth, covering dental issues and protecting the tooth from further damage. They can also be used to conceal cosmetic imperfections including stains or worn enamel, or to replace missing teeth.
These dental restorations come in a variety of materials, but most patients at our Lakewood dental office opt for porcelain because it produces the most natural-looking results. Porcelain crowns are custom-made to blend in with your smile, so it usually takes about two visits to the dentist to complete this treatment. During the first appointment, Dr. Bauer will remove any damaged portions, prepare your tooth, take impressions, and send you home with a temporary crown. And during the second appointment, he will place your permanent crown.