Restorative Dental Treatments in St. Paul, MN

Choose Highland Dental for Crowns

A dental crown is a versatile, restorative and sometimes cosmetic treatment. You may need a crown if you have a severely decayed tooth, need a dental bridge, or undergo root canal therapy or dental implant surgery. No matter your situation, a dental crown can fully restore the function and appearance of your teeth.

What is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a synthetic cap, normally made of a material like porcelain, placed over the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal or dental implant surgery. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, a crown is often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are frequently used to attach bridges, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or when an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. We might also recommend a dental crown for aesthetic reasons, when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Getting a Crown

After a thorough examination of your teeth, Dr. Brooks will devise a treatment plan to suit your needs and will discuss the procedure with you so you fully understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

Placing a dental crown involves several steps and more than one visit to our office:

  • The tooth (or teeth) involved usually needs to be trimmed down to make a base for the crown.
  • A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made from the cast.
  • The impression is sent to a special lab that manufactures the crown specifically for you.
  • A temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready.
  • Once the permanent crown has been made, it is cemented into place.

Dr. Brooks will make sure that your crown fits perfectly in your mouth and blends in flawlessly with your natural teeth. He will give your care instructions for after the procedure to help ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible.

Caring For Your Crown

A crown is a permanent restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth. It requires the same care as your natural teeth as well. With proper brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups and cleanings, your crown will last up to 8 years or longer.

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns, contact our office in St. Paul, MN to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Brooks.

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The people working at the front were nice and easy going, welcoming. Angie was very nice and gentle. She cleaned my teeth very good. I was in and out with a brighter smile.
Billy Kue
Billy Kue
06:03 06 Jan 22
I have been going to Dr. Brooks for about 20 years. While going to the dentist isn't something I look forward to, I've been very pleased with Dr. Brooks and Highland Dental ave the care they've provided for me and I'd recommend them wholeheartedly.
Chris Montbriand
Chris Montbriand
00:33 05 Jan 22
Ashley was not only excellent, she kind , caring 👼👼.
Jimmy Welton
Jimmy Welton
23:38 19 Dec 21
Over the past 3+ years have had two hygienists and the dentist. All are great, reasonable with recommendations, and just plain nice.
Simon Nussbaum
Simon Nussbaum
15:14 16 Dec 21
Been There More than 10 times, The only thing unpleasant is the Fluoride lolGreat place, Great people
Jackson Smallman
Jackson Smallman
23:06 15 Dec 21
Excellent professional staff.
John Osborn Jr
John Osborn Jr
21:14 11 Dec 21
Excellent dentist and staff. Easy scheduling and followup. Have been with Dr Brooks for almost 20 years now. Highly recommend him.
Leslie Wagner
Leslie Wagner
18:57 06 Dec 21
I’ve gone here a couple of times for cleanings and have always found everyone to be happy and eager to help. I love the small office experience. Thank you!
Susanne Ek
Susanne Ek
23:56 29 Nov 21
Courteous, professional staff. I am a new customer and am pleased I found a dentist close to me that I can look forward to staying with.
Jess Peterson
Jess Peterson
02:21 18 Nov 21
Really professional and nice staff. Angie is the best dental hygienist ever the dentist was very friendly. Their processes get you in and out fast. Definitely go again
Cat G
Cat G
20:19 13 Nov 21
Professional and pleasant stuff. Careful and quick cleaning and x-rays.
Gabriel Ross
Gabriel Ross
21:16 01 Nov 21
Excellent cleaning performed by a hygienist who was professional and friendly.
Cecilia Oberg
Cecilia Oberg
23:06 27 Oct 21
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