If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. Dental crowns are a secure way to fill gaps and help restore your smile if you have missing or damaged teeth. Crowns can be done to do the following:
• Make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance
• Help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling
• Attach bridges
• Protect a weak tooth from breaking
• Restore a broken tooth
• Cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped
• Cover a dental implant
Crowns can be made out of metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or a combination of those materials. When the crown is made, the material often is colored to blend in with your natural teeth. In order to make the crown that works best for you, your dentist will consider the tooth location, the position of the gum tissue, your preference, the amount of tooth that shows when you smile, the color or shade of the tooth, and the function of the tooth.
Thinking about getting a dental crown? Then contact our experienced dental team at Fine Arts Dentistry for more information or to schedule an appointment today.