Dental Crowns – Huntsville, OH 

Protecting & Enhancing Damaged Teeth

woman smiling in office

Often, a filling is all we need to repair a small crack or new cavity, but for a patient dealing with a broken tooth or severe decay, dental crowns in Huntsville are to the rescue. This treatment is able to accomplish many positive things at once—protect a compromised tooth, restore its strength, save a patient from an extraction, and bring back someone’s full smile. Dr. Kevin Grill is also proud to use high-quality natural-looking crowns so that only you and him will be able to tell which tooth has been restored.

Why Choose Northwest Family Dental of Huntsville For Dental Crowns? 

  • Tooth-Colored Crowns That Blend with Natural Teeth
  • Able to See Dental Patients of All Ages
  • In-Network with Many Leading Dental Insurance Providers

What Is a Dental Crown?

illustration of dental crown being fitted over tooth

On its own, a dental crown just looks like a hollowed-out tooth, but it’s actually a restoration that is fitted directly over enamel that is too weak to support itself either due to physical trauma or infection. They’re typically recommended for people with larger cavities, big cracks or breaks, or if they have an old filling that is starting to fail.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

woman having her teeth examined by dentist in Huntsville

While every crown we provide is 100% custom-made for each patient and each tooth, the process follows a few basic steps:

  • Firstly, Dr. Grill will examine the tooth and take X-rays to make sure that a crown is absolutely necessary. If it’s possible to fix your problem with another procedure, he’ll let you know so you can choose what works for you!
  • If you and Dr. Grill decide that getting a crown is the best way to go, he’ll start by numbing the tooth and removing the enamel that cannot be preserved.
  • An impression will be taken of the prepared tooth. This will be sent to a dental lab so they can design and fabricate your final restoration.
  • While the lab is working its magic, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown.
  • A week or so later, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Grill can remove your temporary crown and cement your real one in place.

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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  • Stops dental pain and helps with sensitivity
  • Makes it easier to chew and eat your favorite foods
  • Halts an active cavity or growing crack that can spell big trouble in the future
  • Prevents you from needing to have the tooth extracted and replaced (which is more expensive and time-consuming compared to getting a crown)
  • Able to align the bite to relieve persistent jaw pain or popping and clicking
  • Can enhance the appearance of a tooth to create an overall more attractive smile
  • Able to last 10-20 years with just daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups