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Dental Crowns in Auburn, IN

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, also known as a tooth cap, is placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its natural shape and size. They’re used to protect and strengthen a tooth that can’t be restored with dental fillings or other restorative options.

Dental crowns can also be used to replace a missing tooth as part of a dental implant. They’re nearly impossible to distinguish from your neighboring teeth, ensuring a stunning appearance and long-lasting results.

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

At Smiles for Life, Dr. Heffelfinger creates each dental crown specifically for you ⎼ he matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth so it fits comfortably along your gum line. Your crown is custom-made to protect the damaged tooth, strengthen it, and enhance the function and beauty of your smile.

The Crowning Process

The entire crowning procedure is completed in as little as two appointments to our dental office in Auburn, IN. Dr. Heffelfinger can successfully restore your smile in just a few steps:

  1. At your first appointment, one of our expert dentists will take several molds or impressions of your teeth to create your custom dental crown.
  2. We’ll also use this mold to create your temporary crown until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
  3. While your tooth is numb, Dr. Heffelfinger will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface for a perfectly snug fit.
  4. We’ll place your temporary crown with temporary cement, and check your bite to ensure you’re biting down properly for maximum comfort.
  5. Your second appointment will include removing your temporary crown, thoroughly cleaning the tooth, and carefully placing your new beautiful crown.

Are You a Candidate for a Dental Crown?

Here at Smiles for Life, our valued patients in Auburn and surrounding areas choose dental crowns for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Protecting chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth
  • Topping off a dental implant
  • Securing a dental bridge
  • Restoring a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Improving the appearance of crooked teeth

Frequently Asked Questions