A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.Book Now
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
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Dr. Darren Simpson
Dr. Darren Simpson has been providing his patients with excellent dental care since 1999. He is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. He also completed a residency program focusing on general dentistry at the University of Louisville.
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Yes, we accept most major dental insurance plans, including Cigna, Guardian, Humana, Metlife, and more. We are happy to bill your insurance provider for any procedure you have in our office. Please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit, or let our staff know if your insurance carrier has changed.LEARN MORE