What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is simply a porcelain tooth cap. This sort of cap is used when the restoration of a tooth can’t be done with just a filling. It is either placed overtop a damaged tooth or attached to a dental implant.
Dental porcelain is a durable, easily customizable way to protect a tooth from any further damage. It will seal the softer interior off from particles and harmful bacteria, it will replace lost or weakened enamel, and best of all, it will restore your tooth or teeth to full function.
What are the advantages of dental crowns?
- Dental crowns are made to look just like your natural teeth. Smiles with Style custom shapes and color-matches each dental crown so it individually fits your mouth.
- Dental crowns feel just like your natural teeth. Precise measurements of your mouth are used to determine the exact size and position of your crown. Once it’s in place, you’ll forget you ever had work done at all.
- Crowns don’t just look and feel natural, but function perfectly as well. You’ll be able to chew and speak with no worries. After all, dental work isn’t just an aesthetic choice. It’s about getting your teeth working at full steam once again.
- Crowns require no special care. Simply brush and floss as usual. They are just like every other tooth, with the added bonus that they’ll never succumb to tooth decay.
What are dental crowns used for?
Sometimes a tooth cannot be repaired with a simple filling. Whether it be the depth of the cavity, or its positioning, a filling is not always feasible. That is where crowns come in. They cap your tooth instead of patching it, giving the exact same protection you’d get from a filling, just in a wider area.
Crowns are also used for dental implants. A titanium rod is first placed into the jaw, acting as the root for the new synthetic tooth. A dental crown is attached to that rod, allowing it to function exactly like a natural tooth.
Our office is equipped to handle all kinds of dental crowns. Our number one goal is to ensure your health, comfort, and to make sure you enjoy your smile. For more information about dental crowns, please stop by our office or call us today.