Dental Crowns

Dental caps or crowns encase the whole surface of a tooth to restore the original size and shape, and the office of William E. Leboe DDS offers porcelain crowns that match the color of surrounding teeth. Crowns provide strength and protection to a tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings. Although porcelain crowns may require replacement, they are strong and designed to last many years. They're also designed to match the shape and size of surrounding teeth.

What Crowns Replace

Crowns correct broken teeth, fractured teeth, and teeth that are severely decayed. They also protect teeth that have fractured or very large fillings. Teeth that have gone through removal of the root or a root canal are fragile and also require the protection of a crown. Sometimes, patients elect to have crowns placed for purely cosmetic reasons.

What Crowns Involve

We usually schedule two appointments for crowns. At your first appointment, we'll take highly accurate impressions to use for making a custom crown. We'll also use an impression to make a temporary crown for you to wear until the permanent crown is ready, which takes about two weeks. At the second appointment, we remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth, and carefully place the permanent crown. Before you leave, we'll ensure the accuracy of spacing and your bite, and we'll give you care instructions. Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

In addition to crowns, we also offer other cosmetic dentistry services, including veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, and implants for missing teeth. We'll carefully evaluate your case and discuss your goals for improvement of your smile. We're able to correct many unsightly tooth problems, including misshapen teeth, gaps, severely discolored teeth, crooked teeth, and chipped teeth.