A crown (or cap) is needed when a tooth is weakened due to wear, erosion, fracture, and/or tooth decay. The weakened tooth is prepared by removing anywhere from 0.5 to 2mm of tooth structure to allow for an adequate thickness of the crown. We utilize technology which allows us to digitally image, design, and manufacture crowns in a single appointment.
Due to adhesive advances in dentistry, we no longer need to obliterate the majority of the tooth to secure a crown in place. There are many teeth that would benefit from a crown, but still have a significant amount of healthy tooth structure available – in this situation, Dr. Bousaba may choose to create a partial crown to minimize the amount of natural tooth structure to be removed. Contact us today to find out if a crown or partial crown could help you save or restore a weakened tooth!