Dental Crown Services in Jackson MS

A dental crown is a cap that is tooth-shaped that can encase the whole visible part of a tooth. It is used to restore the size, shape of the tooth. We might recommend the use of dental crowns for the following cases:

  • To protect a weakened tooth from fracturing
  • To restore a tooth that has been fractured
  • To cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal
  • To attach a bridge
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To replace filling
  • To cover a discolored tooth

Types Of Dental Crowns:

There are different types of materials that are used for making dental crowns. Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Stainless Steel – Stainless steel crowns are normally considered to be temporary. It is used to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is still being made. For children, stainless steel crowns are used over a primary tooth. When the primary tooth starts to come so that the permanent tooth would have room, the crown goes with it.
  • Metals – There are several kinds of metals used in making dental crowns. These include gold, nickel and palladium. The good thing about metal crowns is less material from the tooth needs to be removed in order to put them in place.
  • Porcelain with metal – Some porcelain crowns are not pure porcelain but have been fused with metal to make them stronger. The advantage of porcelain with metal crowns is that they can look like normal teeth. This type of material can be prone to chipping and can be easily damaged.
  • All-resin – All-resin crowns are more cost-efficient than the other crown materials. The problem with all-resin is that they can get easily worn down as compared with the other materials that are listed here.
  • Ceramic – Ceramic together with pure porcelain crowns can look a lot like normal tooth. The disadvantage is that they are very prone to damage. They are ideal crown options for front the teeth.
  • Milled Crown – These crowns are digitally made using special tools. They do not require multiple visits.

Dental Crowns Procedure

Before we can make a crown, we will have to reduce the tooth size in order to ensure that the crown would fit. After we have reduced the tooth to the right size the next thing that we would do is to take an impression so that the crown will be the right shape and size. Once we have the impression we can start making the crown in our lab using specialized equipment with the material of your choice. The number of visits required to put in a dental crown depends on the kind of material that you have chosen.

You can be sure that the crowns that we make for you are of the highest quality possible and that with proper care you will have a beautiful smile for years to come. Call us today for appointments or any inquiries.