crown Your Way To Healthier Teeth.
We desire for our patients to have a healthy smile that goes beyond just aesthetics. Sometimes, achieving health also means taking preventative measures by protecting existing teeth from damage caused by other issues. Dental crowns are a tool in dentistry that allows us to keep our patients' smile healthy. A dental crown is a fixed overlay prosthetic designed to mimic the appearance of a tooth. When the crown is positioned over your existing tooth, it serves as a cap to completely encase the outer portion to protect or restore it. Crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, metal, or acrylic. For a natural appearance, porcelain and ceramic crowns are recommended to match the color of your existing teeth. However, if the crown will be placed in the back section of your mouth, gold, metal, or acrylic are recommended for strength.
Why you may need a dental crown:
Keep a broken, cracked, or weakened tooth in place
Support a tooth with a large filling if there is only a small portion of the tooth remaining
Hold a dental bridge in place
Improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth
Cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal or dental implant