Understanding Dental Crown Basics

gold crown on whiteDental crowns are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry. There are several different types of crowns to choose from, based on your specific needs. Many options are natural-looking and impressively long-lasting. Crowns are not only used to replace damaged teeth, but also to create a better appearance. If you choose to have a crown placed, rest assured that it will be specifically tailored to your mouth, and will match your natural teeth. Many people opt for dental crown placement because of their excellent success rate and ease of care.

What are crowns used for?

Dental crowns are used to treat a variety of issues. When tooth decay threatens the health or stability of a tooth, often a crown will be recommended to protect the remaining tooth structure from further damage. Many people choose crowns for cosmetic reasons. They can be used to replace chipped and broken teeth, as well as improve any significant cosmetic flaws. Crowns are also used in the final stages of root canal therapy to cap the treated tooth, and restore natural use.

How are crowns placed?

Placing a dental crown is a multi-step process. Usually the entire procedure can be completed in two visits. To begin placement of your crown, your dentist will carefully shape your tooth to allow adequate room for your crown. Then, we will create an impression of your tooth and surrounding gums to ensure a close match is created in the lab. You may receive a temporary crown until the custom one arrives in the office, after which we will permanently and comfortably secure the final crown using advanced dental cement.


Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.