If you have a damaged tooth, your dentist may recommend covering it with a crown. Dental crowns are important tools used to improve the shape, strength, and aesthetics of teeth. Continue reading to learn more about why a cosmetic dentist may recommend treatment with a dental crown.
Protecting Weakened or Cracked Teeth
A dental crown is a tooth cap that is made of metal, porcelain, or both metal and porcelain. A dentist may place a crown over a tooth that has been weakened by decay or a crack to protect the tooth and prevent further damage.
Improving the Appearance of Teeth
A porcelain dental crown can be shaped and colored to resemble a healthy tooth. This allows dentists to use crowns to restore the appearance of chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. By forming a mold of the affected tooth and choosing the best color for your smile, your cosmetic dentist can create a crown that blends flawlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Completing Dental Restorations
If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may use dental implants or a bridge to restore your smile. Crowns are used to complete each of these dental restorations. For dental implants, your dentist will attach dental crowns to the top of each replacement root. If your dentist treats the gap in your smile with a bridge, dental crowns will be placed on the teeth to either side of the bridge to hold it in place.
Covering Large Fillings
If you have lost a large amount of a tooth due to decay, your dentist can restore the tooth with a dental filling and then cover the tooth with a crown. This both hides the filling and adds extra stability to the tooth.
Are you interested in improving your oral health? Call Memorial Park Dental Spa today at (713) 864-3800 to schedule a dental consultation. Dr. Nishano Thomas can evaluate your smile and determine if you need a dental crown or any other dental treatment. Please visit our website to learn more about the general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services we offer.