West Hill Family Dental Crowns & Caps
A crown is basically a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. It’s also referred to as a cap. Crowns are a restorative dentistry treatment that are placed when a tooth is so damaged or badly broken that a filling won’t be strong enough to protect the tooth from fracture. They can also be used to changes the position of a misaligned tooth.
Dental Crown Anatomy
Dental crowns are made to order in a dental lab. Crowns can be made of:
- Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
- Porcelain fused to zirconia
Metal materials can include gold alloy, other alloys (palladium) or a base-metal alloy like nickel or chromium. Each material has its advantages. Dr. Hemphill will choose the best material to meet the needs of your teeth.
Porcelain Crowns – (Caps)
Dental Crown Procedure
What if My Crown Falls Out?
Crowns sometimes fall out. It’s usually caused by recurrent decay causing the crown to loosen over time and ultimately dislodge. The crown can also fall off because of washed-out cement due to an improper fit. If your crown falls off, place the crown in a secure plastic bag and bring it to the dental office. Most of the time a new crown will need to be made, but the old crown can be used as a temporary. If you are in no pain and your appearance is not affected do not put the crown back into your mouth. Make sure to call the office and come see Dr. Hemphill as soon as possible. If the crown fit is good and the tooth looks good without any decay present, Dr. Hemphill will dry off your tooth and re-cement the crown in place.
What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.