Dental Crowns


Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or metal crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We take pride in the quality of our work and the improvements we make for our patients using modern materials. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. With good home care habits and regular dental checkups, it is possible for these treatments to last for many years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place to create a resoration you can be confident in.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Supports to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Can look and feel completely natural
  • Corrects smile and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crowns and bridgework are reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear. Major problems can usually be corrected using one or a combination of these techniques. Materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain, porcelain bonded to a precious or semi-precious metal, or full metal. Crowns and bridgework can be used as a long-term solution where traumatic damage results in tooth loss, broken teeth, excessive wear, or failure of old fillings. In teeth which have had root canals, crowns can prevent future breakage and preserve your tooth.

Oftentimes, small hairline cracks can lead to tooth pain. Placing crowns on these teeth can relieve the pain and allow a patient to return to normal dental function. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridgework can be suitable alternatives in cases where porcelain veneers do not fit your need. 

Tucker Family Dentistry
2496 Rocky Ridge Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Phone: 205-438-7213
Fax: 205-822-6656
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