When a person breaks a tooth, has a very large filling that needs replaced, gets pain when biting or has a tooth that is fracturing in half, Dr. Carpenter will often make a crown for the tooth or teeth. Dental crowns (also sometimes referred to as 'dental caps' or 'tooth caps') cover over and encase the tooth on which they are cemented. Dr. Carpenter uses crowns when rebuilding broken or decayed teeth, as a way to strengthen teeth and as a method to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
Crowns are made in a dental laboratory by a dental technician who uses moulds of your teeth made by Dr. Carpenter. The type of crown Dr. Carpenterrecommends will depend on the tooth involved and sometimes on your preference. They include porcelain crowns, porcelain-bonded-to-metal crowns, which combine the appearance of tooth colored material with the strength of metal, gold alloy crowns and acrylic crowns.
Dr. Carpenter can often make your crown in one day eliminating the need for temporaries.