What are dental crowns?
When moderate to severe tooth decay or damage has affected a tooth, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone, our qualified dentist, may suggest a dental crown in Metairie, Louisiana. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over teeth in order to restore their size, shape, and function. At Shelly Ereth Barone, we provide beautiful porcelain crowns for a long-lasting, beautiful restoration.
How are porcelain crowns made?
It normally takes only two visits to our dental office to make and apply porcelain crowns. During your first appointment, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone will prepare your tooth by removing a small layer of your tooth enamel. This ensures your porcelain crown fits perfectly. We will also pick out a shade of porcelain that will match the exact color of your tooth enamel. Along with molds of your tooth, this information is sent to a dental laboratory where your porcelain crown is made.
At your next appointment, your custom-made crown is checked for quality and fit. Once we are sure that your porcelain crown is ready to go, we will permanently cement it in place. If would like to learn more about our high-quality porcelain crowns, please call or visit our dental office today, at 504-832-1164. We are eager to restore your smile to optimal health!