Dental Crown Procedure in Erie, PA

Dental crowns are a common restorative procedure in dentistry. Dental crowns are most often used after dental implant proceduresroot canals, and to support dental fillings. The dental crown procedure is relatively simple, with a quick turnaround (typically performed within a few visits). If you’re interested in dental crowns and think they may be a viable option for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee Simon in Erie, PA today!
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What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns, otherwise known as dental caps or tooth caps, are coverings that protect damaged teeth. There are a number of different types of dental crowns, which are distinguished based on their material, such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, composite resin, zirconia, and other synthetic materials. Choosing the type of dental crown that is best for you depends on a number of factors, such as the placement of your crown within the mouth, adverse reactions to certain materials, and insurance coverage

Reasons you may need a dental crown vary. Typically, patients need crowns to cover weak or damaged teeth, a dental implant, a tooth that has been shaven down, or a discolored tooth. After consulting with your dentist to determine whether a crown is right for you, your dentist will then take an impression of the tooth your crown will cover to get an accurate measurement. Then, your dentist will numb the area where the crown will be installed and cemented.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When would you need a dental crown?

Dental crowns may be needed to restore an already damaged tooth or may be used in a different restorative dental procedure altogether. Common reasons patients need dental crowns include: to protect a tooth that is weak or damaged, to cover a tooth that has been shaven down to support other dental structures (such as dental bridges, dental implants, root canals, and dental fillings), or to enhance the appearance of your smile.

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