Dental Crowns

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Dental Crowns

Lupine Dental is your dentist in Palmer, AK for any sort of restoration work, including dental crowns. Contact our office today to find out more about how we can help with your dental issues and improve your smile in the process.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown, or tooth crown, is a cap fitted over a tooth to protect it. If your tooth is cracked, decayed, misshapen or damaged in some way, the crown can be fitted after any necessary restoration work to improve the look and function of the tooth. Crowns are commonly fitted after root canal treatment or if the tooth has a large cavity.

What is the procedure to fit dental crowns?

Getting a dental crown is usually a 2-appointment process.

At your first appointment, any decay will be removed from the tooth and any necessary shaping will be carried out.

An impression will be taken of your tooth so that a custom crown can be made.

You will be fitted with a temporary crown between appointments.

The dental crown will be fabricated out of porcelain, gold or ceramic materials.

At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent one cemented into place.

Dental crown FAQs

Treat dental crowns like you would any natural tooth. Brush and floss as normal and schedule your regular dental appointments so that your dentist can make sure it’s in good conditions. Avoid biting or chewing on hard things that may damage the crown and try to steer clear of sticky foods.

While the tooth it’s covering will be protected, you will still need to maintain a good brushing and flossing routine to ensure your other teeth remain healthy. Dental crowns will not protect your mouth from gum disease either, so be sure to visit Lupine Dental twice a year for cleanings and preventive care.


Please get in touch with any further questions or concerns you may have about dental crowns or any type of dental restoration or cosmetic service.

There are several factors that can affect the lifespan of your dental crown:
  • The material the crown is made from
  • Your oral health routine
  • What you typically eat and drink
  • If you habitually grind or clench your teeth
Generally speaking, you would expect a dental crown to last from 5-15 years but it’s not unusual to see some crowns lasting for up to 20 years.