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If one of your teeth becomes damaged or badly decayed, Drs. Hong, Fee, and Cho may recommend a dental crown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to return your tooth to its full glory. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and appearance.

A dental crown may be recommended for your smile if you have a tooth that:

– Is weak
– Is broken
– Is severely worn
– Is misshaped or badly stained
– Has a large filling without much tooth structure left

Before placing a dental crown, our dentists will first examine the tooth and take X-rays of the tooth’s root and the surrounding bone. The area will then be numbed so that it can be prepared and shaped for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then made so that your crown can be custom made. A shade will also be selected that closely matches that of your natural teeth.

Once your crown is complete, our dentists will check the fit and color. If everything is as it should be, the new crown is permanently cemented into place.

Feel free to contact us today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule an appointment at Philadelphia Dental Associates.