Give Your Tooth a Second Chance

Dental crowns are one of the most important restorative appliances available to dentists today. Just ask your Crystal, MN, dentist, Dr. Kimberlee Murphy, how important and necessary crowns are for you!Dental Crown


Crowns, also known as caps, fit over teeth damaged by:

  • Trauma, like sports or an accident
  • Decay, usually caused by plaque buildup and cavities
  • Discoloration, caused by smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking tea or coffee, or a result of aging

Severely damaged teeth need the most support. A dental implant is unnecessary if a tooth root is intact but the natural tooth's crown is almost nonfunctional. Your dentist can provide you with high-tech crowns made of porcelain to restore the natural crown, which aids in chewing and biting functions.

Unlike veneers, crowns cover the whole tooth surface to provide support, restrengthening, and full concealment. Your Crystal dentist uses crowns for other restorative procedures, like dental implants or bridgework.


The process takes about two to three visits depending on how much work your teeth need.

Your dentist will first file down your tooth, or shape it, so that it can fit under a crown; the shape needs to be uniform. If the tooth needs building up, your dentist will use filling material to achieve the proper shape that will give you the most support.

Your doctor takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a dental laboratory to create a custom crown for you. Don't worry though, your dentist will attach a temporary crown to protect your tooth and help you while eating.

When your permanent crown is ready, you'll go back to your dentist's office. Your temporary crown will be removed and the permanent one cemented using resin.

The crown should fit over your shaped tooth comfortably and match the rest of your teeth.

Dental crowns can improve the functionality of your teeth along with the appearance of your smile. For more information on dental crowns, please contact your dentist in Crystal, MN, by calling 763-537-3655 today!

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "This is a very professional place, but the atmosphere is so upbeat!!!! From the start of my interaction with the staff upon my leaving it was such a wonderful way to be treated. Everyone was so kind, caring, and considerate of my situation. They really put me at ease. The staff is Amazing!!!! I was overwhelmed by the experience. Thanks Crystal Dental Care!"
    Jon S.
  • "Michelle and Dr.Murphy were very helpful. Front desk ladies Tammy and I do apologize for forgetting the other ladies name, were so nice a welcoming. Everything was explained to me and I actually learn something regarding Diabetes and your oral health. Thanks again guys I will be back to get some treatments done in a few weeks."
    Shamika D.
  • "Great customer service! Wendy was so nice and super helpful with setting my appointment up and making sure I had all the right information. Thank you I will definitely refer everyone I know!"
    Queen A.
  • "Every staff member was kind and welcoming. I received clear and precise answers to all of my questions. Both the assistant and the dentist were gentle and respectful. I was given multiple options for a treatment plan with no pressure or up sales. It felt like affirming medical care. I’m looking forward to being a responsible and long term patient."
    Tobias B.
  • "Amy did a Fantastic job. She really put all of her skills in the cleaning. Probably the best cleaning I've ever had."
    Santos B.