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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to protect it and to restore its strength, shape, and size. When a dental crown is placed, it will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth.

Do I need a dental crown?
There are several reasons why our dentists may recommend a dental crown in Lake Charles, Louisiana. You may benefit from a dental crown if your tooth is:

– Broken
– Worn down
– Cracked or chipped
– Weakened
– Missing and a dental bridge or a dental implant has been recommended
– In need of root canal therapy
– Severely misshaped or discolored

How is the tooth prepared for a crown?
If root canal therapy was performed, there may not be very much tooth structure left. This being the case, our dentists can build up a foundation to support the dental crown. Otherwise, the tooth may need to be shaped to allow room for the dental crown. Impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth will be made so that your crown can be custom made.

How is a dental crown placed?
When your dental crown is ready, our dentists will check the fit and color. Any needed adjustments will be made to ensure that the crown fits properly and blends into your smile. Then the crown will be permanently attached to your tooth.

We invite you to contact Oak Park Dental at 337-478-3232 today to learn more and to set up an appointment.