Functional, Strong and Beautiful Dentistry

When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a dental crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A dental crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Porcelain crowns have the most realistic appearance. Dental crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to a bright, healthy smile.

Porcelain Crown Process

During your first visit, the dentist will numb the tooth to be restored and remove the decay in or around it. The tooth is then re-sculpted to provide an easy fit for the dental crown. This is a painless procedure that is performed in the dentist’s chair.

An impression of your tooth and/or teeth is then taken so a permanent, custom-made dental crown can be fabricated. During this interim period, a

temporary dental crown is fitted onto the tooth. These temporary crowns are custom made with acrylic and fitted perfectly to the tooth

On your next visit, Dr. Rutley removes the temporary dental crown and fits the permanent crown onto the tooth. He makes sure the dental crown has the proper look and fit and then cements the crown into place.

*Upon request same day permanent crowns are available.