Dental crowns have numerous oral health and lifestyle advantages. These tooth-shaped restorations can also improve a person’s smile when natural materials are chosen to fabricate restorations. Beyond strengthening teeth, dental crowns can improve the appearance of teeth by concealing damage and imperfections.
When people desire a natural looking enhancement to their teeth, they tend to choose materials like porcelain and porcelain fused to metal for their restorations. When dental crowns are made from porcelain, they are virtually indistinguishable from biologic tooth structure. Porcelain looks so natural because it comes in a variety of white hues and reflects light similarly to natural tooth structure.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped prosthetic. It is made to very precise measurements determined by our dentist. Crowns must fit over teeth properly – otherwise they won’t fit in between teeth.
Our team will take molds along with pictures and diagnostic images to determine the specifications for a crown. This is necessary to ensure that crowns fit and function ideally. Dental crowns fit over all a tooth’s visible surfaces like a cap. They are permanently cemented to biological tooth structure. S
Why does a person need a crown?
Crowns might be recommended for a few different reasons. These restorations are great for reinforcing weak and damaged teeth. A crown can allow a patient to keep a damaged tooth for much longer. The materials used to fabricate crowns are not living tissue and therefore are resistant to disease, acid attacks, and surface debris.
Dental crowns are often recommended after root canal therapy to restore strength to the weakened tooth.
Sometimes, dental crowns are used to replace missing teeth. They can be cemented together to form a bridge or placed on the abutments of dental implants.
A dentist might recommend a crown to protect a chipped or brittle tooth from developing additional damage. Porcelain crowns will restore teeth to their proper shape and size without looking like obvious dental work.
We have appointments available for new patients. If you require a restoration, call A Smile Above today to reserve a treatment consultation or checkup.