dentalcrownSo, you need a dental crown to rescue your tooth. This probably sounds wonderful until you realize you don’t know the first thing about a crown. Rest assured, this restorative treatment offers an exciting list of benefits, one of which allows us to save a tooth that, without a crown, may require an extraction. To learn more about what to expect from a crown, we suggest considering some introductory information that will clear up any initial confusion.

A Crown Is…

A dental crown is simple to understand – it looks like a natural tooth but it is hollow and made of an artificial material. The crown will fit completely over any natural dental tissue that remains from your damaged tooth, providing complete coverage and protection. The material we may use to create your crown includes one of the following:

  • Metal
  • PFM (Porcelain Fused To Metal)
  • Porcelain
  • Zirconia

A Crown Offers…

Dental crowns can help your smile in a number of ways. First, you will be happy to learn that we offer porcelain and zirconia crowns for serious cosmetic problems. For instance, if your tooth is too esthetically damaged for porcelain veneers, crowns will offer a solid solution. As for repairing a tooth in need of restorative care, a crown will offer the following:

  • Coverage for problems like serious decay and damage
  • Protection and restored structure after a root canal treatment
  • Support for a dental bridge
  • Restoration for a dental implant (the crown will act as the visible part of the tooth)