Whether you need to replace an existing cap or have a tooth that needs a crown, Sylvania Township, OH dentist Dr. J. Eric Hires can create a custom dental crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth. A dental crown is sometimes called a tooth cap or tooth crown. The dental crown covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place. Hires Dental Care offers various types of dental crowns and your dentist will make the appropriate recommendation for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals.
As an experienced and highly trained dentist, Dr. Hires will ensure that your dental crown is both aesthetically pleasing and supports your long term dental health with a comfortable fit. He offers dental crowns to:
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large tooth filling when there isn’t enough tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- To restore a dental implant
- To help support the structure of your tooth after a root canal
About the Dental Crown Procedure
Initial Visit – Dr. Hires will conduct a thorough examination of your overall dental health at his Sylvania Township, OH cosmetic dentistry office. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, he will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise your results. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Hires will prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure and by removing an old fillings or tooth crowns to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Sylvania Township, OH dentist office for the delivery appointment. Dr. Hires will remove the temporary dental crown and attach the dental crown, make any necessary adjustments and secure it for a permanent fit.
Schedule a Consultation
Hires Dental Care offers dental crowns in the Perrysburg, OH, Sylvania Township, OH and Toledo, OH area. Schedule a consultation with Dr. J. Eric Hires, Dr. Nithya Nagaraj, or Dr. Shreea Handa – they’ll discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns before recommending treatments to help you achieve a smile you love. And yes, we are currently accepting new patients!