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Crown Aesthetics

If your smile is in need of a makeover, crowns can provide predictable results. Crowns can give an unattractive tooth back its beautiful shape and color. For smaller or worn-down teeth, a crown can restore the natural size of the old tooth. A crown can replace either part of or the tooth's entire structure. For procedures requiring only the areas visible from the outside, a veneer may be an alternative option.

Crown Procedure

A crown is sometimes termed a "cap" or "jacket." A crown will restore a large filling or a cracked tooth to its original size, shape, and tooth color. A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more likely to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your teeth. With the advances in technology, we now have the ability to make ceramic crowns with no metal.

To place a crown, your dentist must reduce 1 – 2 mm of the tooth to make room for it. Your dentist will then use a piece of thread or cord or use a laser to push the gum down around the tooth, to take an impression of the tooth. The impressions are sent to the lab where the crown is made. During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of plastic in your dentist's office on the day of your visit. They are not meant to last. If a temporary crown is left in the mouth, the cement eventually washes out and the tooth can decay. At a second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent one. Sometimes crowns need additional polishing, glaze, or some other adjustment before they are placed. Once the crown is ready, it's cemented to your tooth.

Types of Crowns

The doctors at Ball Dentistry will explain your crown options and answer your questions. There are three basic types of crowns:

  1. Porcelain outer surface with a metal base crown.
  2. Pure porcelain or composite crown.
  3. All metal crown, which is usually gold. They all differ in durability, strength, appearance, and cost. Select a crown below to learn more about it.

We Offer Same-Day Dentistry

Our office is unique and we are happy to provide our patients with single-visit dentistry because of our amazing E4D machine. Usually crowns, inlays, and onlays require us to take a dental impression of your teeth and send it to a lab to have your final restoration custom-fabricated by highly skilled technicians. The E4D machine allows the entire process to be done in-house and without us having to take a messy impression. Using E4D, we will scan your mouth, design a restoration on a computer, and finally, have our in-house milling machine fabricate the restoration right in front of you.

If you would like to learn more about our same-day dentistry procedures, call us anytime at or request an appointment to come in and experience the benefits of receiving a dental restoration in one day.

Ball Dentistry has been or provider for several years and always take good care of us. I had a crown started today and it went fast and very well!

B.M. Google

Dr Canal and team did a great job with my crown. Would highly recommend this awesome practice.

C.W. Google

Braces twice and a crown for a cracked front tooth in 5th grade, so I have had decades of unpleasant dental experiences. Ball Dentistry East is exceptional! Major excavation to get rid of my pockets and it was painless! Dr. Rachel was wonderful, but excellent reviews have been posted for all 6 of their dentists, so they obviously select carefully for exceptional experiences! We have a plan, I know what I need to do, and can honestly say I look forward to my next dental appt! Do not waste another second with less than exceptional dental experiences. Switch now to your team at Ball Dentistry East or Ball Dentistry North for prompt, professional, comfortable and patient-first treatment.

T. Google

Ball dentistry is the best group of dentists that I 've experienced in my life. That's considering quality of work, cost of services, compassion for patients, scheduling of services offered. Simply stated, they are quality people.

K.B. Google

Nice office, friendly staff, laughing gas option. Had availability to schedule me in the next day and do all procedures at once instead of two separate visits. Much better experience overall than my previous dentist’s office. I’ll be returning!

C.J. Google


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When is a dental crown needed?

A dental crown may be recommended in several situations, including:

    • to restore a tooth with extensive decay or damage that cannot be repaired with a filling
    • to protect a weakened tooth after root canal therapy
    • to cover and support a tooth with a large filling and limited natural tooth structure remaining
    • to restore the shape, size, and appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
    • to anchor and support a dental bridge
    • to cover a dental implant
How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns can last for many years with proper care and maintenance, typically ranging from 5 – 15 years or more. The longevity of a dental crown depends on factors such as oral hygiene practices, dietary habits, the quality of dental materials used, and regular dental check-ups. Over time, crowns may require repair or replacement due to normal wear and tear or changes in the surrounding teeth and gums.

How do I care for a dental crown?

Caring for a dental crown involves practicing good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash. It's important to avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or non-food objects that could damage the crown. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings at Ball Dentistry are also important to monitor the health of the crown and surrounding tissues and to address any issues promptly.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.