One of the most versatile forms of restorative dentistry are dental crowns. Dental crowns can help with a wide variety of dental issues. They can help strengthen and revive teeth that have been broken, decayed, or damaged. Cosmetically, they can restore a tooth that is chipped, misshapen, or discolored. Crowns can also be used to attach a dental bridge if you are missing teeth.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap-like cover that is put over your tooth. When applied, a dental crown will make your tooth look and function normally again. The crown will strengthen the tooth and also greatly improve its appearance.
When would I need a dental crown?
There are many reasons you may need a dental crown. If you have a cavity that is too large to fill, if you are missing teeth and need a bridge, or if you need to cover a dental implant, you will need a dental crown. Crowns are also helpful if you want to cover up a tooth that you don’t like, if you have had a root canal treatment, or if your tooth is cracked or worn down.
How is a dental crown placed?
Placing your dental crown will happen over the course of two visits. First, we will remove any decay and reshape your tooth. We will then put on a temporary crown while a custom-made one is being crafted for you. We used a local laboratory to help match the shape and shade of your crown to your remaining teeth. When this is complete, we will place your crown permanently.
Because the crown is crafted to look like your other teeth, it will be virtually undetectable once it is placed. This will help restore the look and function of your teeth and smile to be as good as new.
Dental crowns are an effective way to get your teeth back on track and to get the smile that you have always wanted. If you are suffering from tooth decay, a broken or damaged tooth, or are simply unhappy with the look of one of your teeth, come see us today.