Dental Crowns


A dental crown (also called a tooth cap) restores a tooth's shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a dentist or specialist can remove it.

With proper care and good oral hygiene, the life of a tooth crown (otherwise also known as a cap) can range from 5 to 15 years depending on the limitations in your insurance policy.

If a natural tooth-colored porcelain crown is chosen, our CEREC® CAD/CAM treatment gives patients a completed permanent crown in just one office visit. 

Tooth Crown Types

The dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection. We offer two kinds of porcelain crowns that we make in office, Zirconia and CEREC CAD/CAM.

Porcelain is attractive, strong, stable, and highly resistant to wear. It offers a high level of biocompatibility because it does not contain metal.

A porcelain crown provides the best natural color match to the rest of your teeth and is an excellent choice for front teeth. The aesthetic quality of a porcelain crown requires that the dentist be highly skilled in the use of CEREC® CAD/CAM technology.

Patient Experience

After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, your dentist will discuss treatment options with you and answer your questions. If the agreed upon-treatment is a dental crown, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to prepare your tooth or dental implant.