About Dental Crowns
Diseased, injured, and broken teeth can benefit from a dental crown restoration that is made to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. These “caps” can actually strengthen teeth and can often be completed in one visit.
Rebuild Damaged & Decayed Teeth
Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth? Porcelain crowns can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile and oral health all at the same time. Sometimes, injury or disease results in damaged teeth and while a filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, a crown is the most durable way to restore any tooth with extensive damage. At our dental office, we only use the strongest and most lifelike materials to ensure your new smile addition always blends in seamlessly.
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What You Need to Know About Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns were once commonly referred to as "caps." After some preparation to the underlying tooth, a porcelain crown is positioned over the tooth and secured. Crowns allow you to retain your natural underlying structure while giving you a complete, fully-functional smile. Porcelain crowns look completely natural and can correct bite problems, spaces between teeth, and the angulations of teeth. They can also be used to permanently replace missing teeth as part of a bridge or over a dental implant.
Dental Crowns vs Dental Implants
While dental crowns are used to produce the tooth that sits on top of the implant they are also used to restore damaged or decayed teeth as well as teeth that have undergone root canals. Dental implants are used when teeth are completely missing whereas dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are damaged. Dental crowns do require the dentist to prepare the tooth before treatment and should be looked at as a last resort when other less invasive treatments are not enough.