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Dental Crowns

Restore your smile with dental crowns.

Peak Dental Arts: Craig C Lanik DDS Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a standard procedure to restore teeth that have been damaged, chipped or cracked. At Peak Dental Arts, we also recommend crowns because they look and feel like your natural teeth while being durable and protective. 

Dental Crowns at Peak Dental Arts

At Peak Dental Arts, we make a porcelain dental crown to fit over a damaged tooth, restoring it to a natural look and feel. The crown – sometimes called a “cap” is placed over the top of the tooth, covering it all the way to the gum line to protect the tooth underneath. 

Typically, we recommend crowns when the tooth can’t be repaired by bonding or other dental procedures. 

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Our Dental Crowns Process

Traditional dental crowns typically take two appointments because we take a digital impression of your damaged tooth first before fitting the actual crown over your tooth. Here’s what you can expect during the crown procedure. 

Examine and Prepare

Dr. Lanik will examine the tooth and prepare it for the procedure. Depending on the situation, you may need X-rays during this step.

Take an Impression

We’ll take an impression of your tooth so we can build the actual crown to fit just right. Digital impressions are faster, more accurate, and don’t require messy impression materials.

Build the Crown

Then, we send the impression to our local lab, where technicians will actually build the crown.

Place the Crown

On your next visit, we will place the crown over your tooth, ensuring a good fit. Then, adhere it to your natural tooth, so the crown looks and feels natural.

Traditional crown vs. CEREC One-Day Crowns 

Traditional crowns require multiple appointments and steps but can be more affordable than a one-day crown. Dr. Lanik may recommend a traditional or one-visit crown based on what’s best for your overall oral health. 

CEREC one-day crowns are started and completed in one visit but may require a longer appointment in the dental chair. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are actually several benefits of a dental crown. 

  • Replaces the missing tooth with a solid and long-lasting structure 
  • Offers better support to misshapen teeth and broken teeth
  • Looks natural
  • Fixes chewing problems you might be experiencing

Dental crowns are placed on top of damaged teeth to protect the tooth and surrounding gums from further decay. Crowns are used to protect and restore the shape of the teeth. Usually, a filling is placed in the tooth decay first.

Sometimes fillings do not work if the cavity is too large or if there is too much decay in the tooth. In this case, a crown is needed to make sure your tooth is healthy.

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Your dental crown can last many years if placed and cared for properly! It’s essential to brush and floss regularly and visit us for regular dental exams and cleanings, as we will examine your teeth and crowns to ensure they are functioning correctly.

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