If you find yourself in the uncomfortable position of having missing or damaged front teeth, don’t despair. Dental crowns for front teeth are now more natural-looking and longer-lasting than ever before. Here’s what you need to know.

Can I get dental crowns for front teeth?

Dental crowns are a dental restoration that can be used on any tooth in the mouth. Essentially, a dental crown is a fake tooth your dentist places on the natural tooth’s healthy roots. If the tooth is missing, the dental crown may be part of a dental implant that is fastened to the jawbone itself.

The tooth crown procedure is the same regardless of material (see more on materials below). Receiving dental crowns for front teeth takes two visits.

On the first visit, your dentist examines your tooth to make sure it can support a crown. The tooth roots need to be healthy and free of any other dental issues before a crown can be placed. In some cases, a root canal may be necessary to remove excessive tooth decay. Your dentist will fully outline the procedure before they begin.

The tooth is prepared by removing the cracked, fractured, or damaged natural tooth to make a healthy base for the crown. Because the natural tooth is removed, dental crowns for front teeth are considered a permanent dental restoration, as the remaining natural tooth must always be covered.

Once the base is prepared, your dentist takes an impression of the area to create a