The procedure for a crown on a tooth is fairly simple. A crown is a restoration that covers, or "caps," a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won't solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn't get worse. Crowns are also used to restore a tooth when there isn't enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. Here at SweetWater Dentistry we are able to make your crowns in office! We have a cerec machine which allows us to make your crowns in office the same day you come in. So unlike a typical dentist office where you have to wait weeks to get your crown back, you only have to wait a few days here at Sweetwater Dentistry down by the bay in Fairhope, AL. We would love to give you a free consult, please see the form below! If you have any further questions please visit our website!