A dental crown is a covering that is placed over a tooth to improve its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns are tooth shaped and will cover the entire visible part of a tooth. Dr. Roxanne Lawrence may recommend a dental crown to:

• Protect a weak tooth from breaking
• Hold a cracked tooth together
• Cover and support a tooth that has a large dental filling
• Anchor a dental bridge in place
• Cover a irregularly shaped or badly stained tooth
• Improve the appearance of a tooth

Our dentist may place a dental crown on primary teeth, also called baby teeth, to:

• Save a tooth that is too badly damaged to support a dental filling
• Protect a child’s teeth that are at high risk for decay
• Protect the teeth of a child who has a hard time keeping up with daily oral hygiene
• Decrease the use of general anesthesia on children who are unable to cooperate during dental procedures

We welcome you to contact South Jackson Family Dental today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist. We are excited to serve your family and their smiles!