A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, is an artificial covering fitted over a damaged or decayed tooth. Typically made of ceramics, porcelain, or metal alloy, it is designed to restore the tooth’s original functionality and appearance. It must look and feel natural in your mouth, fitting flawlessly between the adjacent teeth.
A crown is designed with aesthetics and functionality in mind, based on either a mold or digital scan. The tooth is prepared for crown placement typically by removing all the decayed matter around its healthy core. While waiting for it to be made, you are fitted with a temporary cap – a makeshift cover usually worn for about a week. When the permanent crown is ready, we call you in for a fitting. It’s cemented into place only once you’re happy with how it looks and feels.
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Classic Smiles is a great dental office. Dr. Nowysz is knowledgeable, methodical, and willing to educate patients on the hows and whys of what she is doing. The entire staff is exceptionally nice, and they will even give you a call if there is a chance to see them earlier. Like many people, I do not love going to the dentist, but Classic Smiles makes it a nice experience.
I love this place! Dr. Nowysz works quickly and competently, keeping me informed of what she is doing and my choices in care while letting me know what she feels is best. I have had no problems whatsoever with the work she has done, although she has had to replace/repair a lot of old dental work by other dentists. I always feel comfortable with her caring and professional manner. The office is very pleasant. The office staff is very friendly, helpful and efficient.
Wonderful experience. I've had routine work like filings and even some cosmetic work, all of which turned out perfectly. Everyone in the office is so helpful and friendly.
Best of all, she's AMAZING with children. My 2-year-old loved her. She did everything perfectly and said just the right things to get my kid to cooperate and even have fun! It was incredible to see; I’m still in shock.
Good dentist, she redid some bridgework another dentist had done, helped me correct a bad habit with over-aggressive brushing that was causing damage to gums and has been my dentist for years now. Highly recommended.
Absolutely the best dentist in Iowa City, the best practice at which I’ve ever been a patient. Steph really knows her patients and really cares about us as people. Last fall, when my son had a serious after-hours emergency, she opened up her clinic to see us and managed to save his front tooth as a result.
We are the absolute LUCKIEST people to have Classic Smiles here in Iowa City.