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Restorations
Crowns (Caps)

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Canastota
118 S. Main Street
Canastota, NY
13032
Phone: (315) 697-9287

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. 

The preparation will then be digitally scanned using Cerec technology and the porcelain restoration will be milled within minutes.

Your new crown will be carefully bonded to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.