Dental crowns are a highly recommended option of treatment for patients with significantly damaged or decayed teeth. A crown is made of a tooth-shaped cap that is customized to fit securely over the entire tooth and restore a natural-looking size and shape to the tooth. These crowns are commonly used for the following:
- Treating tooth decay
- Restoring broken or worn teeth
- Holding dental bridges in place
- Covering misshapen or discolored teeth
- Covering dental implants or root canals
By covering your original tooth with a strong dental crown, you can achieve better protection for your tooth and also refine the appearance of your smile. Dental crowns are made with either metal, ceramic, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Gold, among other types of metal, is often used to make metal crowns and is known for its long-lasting capabilities. For natural-looking restorations, porcelain crowns are more popular due to their tooth-colored appearance. Ceramic crowns are an option for patients seeking both durable and natural-looking restorations. They are often a viable choice for restorations to the front teeth.
You can learn more about the various types of dental crowns today by contacting us or scheduling a visit at our practice. We look forward to hearing from you!