What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are caps, fixed prosthetic restorations made to help restore a damaged tooth. The dental crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth. When affixed, the crown fully encases the damaged tooth that sits above the gum line. Dental crowns are made out of gold, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are the most popular because they can be made to closely match the actual color of your existing teeth. Our dentist will help you figure out which dental crown will work the best for your smile.
When are dental crowns used?
Crowns protect weak teeth, restore broken teeth and help to prevent cracked teeth from further damage or decay. They are used when a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration of your tooth. Dental crowns protoect your tooth following root canal treatment. Crowns are also used to attach to a dental bridge and to cover a complete dental implant.
After your new dental crown is in place you’ll be able to use your tooth to chew again without causing any further damage to your tooth. The dental crown restores your mouth to its proper structure and restores the appearance of your mouth and smile.
Whatever dental health problem you are experiencing, we are prepared to offer you a the best solution for your dental needs. Don’t tolerate tooth pain, have your tooth looked at immediately before your tooth becomes more damaged.