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If you have an issues in the enamel layer of one or your teeth, such as a large cavity or a missing filling, or an accident has caused a significant fracture, you should have Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS address the problem as soon as possible. If too much of the enamel layer of the tooth has been compromised, then she might recommend having the tooth restored with a crown.

A crown basically replaces the entire enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material such as gold, base metals or porcelain. It adequately protects the remaining interior structures of the tooth, while restoring its full function in your mouth

The material Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS recommends for the crown is largely determined by the tooth’s primary purpose and its appearance in your smile. Almost all crowns are made from gold alloys, base metals, porcelain, or porcelain fused to a metal core.

Installing a crown takes two separate appointments. During the first procedure Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS removes most of the enamel layer of the tooth to form an abutment. Then an impression is made and sent to a lab where your new crown is prepared. The second appointment is much shorter. You come into the office and Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS will cement the crown in place.

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth or one of your teeth needs dramatic cosmetic restoration you need to call Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS at 571-261-2600 to schedule an appointment.