Sometimes, a tooth can become severely decayed or crack due to injury; in these cases, our team may recommend restoring the tooth with a new dental crown. At Catherwood Dental we create custom-designed dental crowns available in both porcelain and gold. For more information, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to helping restore your terrific smile!
Dental crowns, or caps, are restorations that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth, while gold crowns are durable and more affordable. Our team can help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
- To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- To anchor and attach a dental bridge
- To cover and complete a dental implant
- To enhance the beauty of your smile
- To improve a misshapen tooth
- To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
- To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
Dental implant crowns are the final step of the dental implant placement process. This crown rests on the abutment of the dental implant (a connecting piece) to look and function just like a regular crown. Our office can complete the implant crown process from beginning to end or restore an implant that has already been placed.
To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!