In modern dentistry, dental crowns are being used as a durable and practical solution for a myriad of dental issues. Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped cap created to fit perfectly over a natural tooth. Crowns restore a tooth’s shape and size; add strength and support to weakened or compromised teeth. If your tooth is beyond repair due to a large crack or fracture, a crown can help save your natural tooth. Dental crowns can be used cosmetically to cover discolored or irregularly shaped teeth; they can top a dental implant for permanent tooth replacement or act as an anchor for a dental bridge.
With so many uses you can see why crowns are a go-to solution for many qualified dentists. Crowns can permanently correct many different dental problems. Permanent crowns are made from a number of different materials. The materials used to create crowns include: metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, porcelain, and ceramic. Your dentist will work with you to determine the best crown material for your dental needs. Metal crowns last the longest and rarely chip or break however they are best suited for rear molars that are out of sight. Crowns placed on your front teeth are usually porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, porcelain or ceramic. The beauty of these materials is that they can be color matched to your surrounding teeth.
If you need a crown, choose your dentist wisely. It is important to find an experienced dental crown dentist like Dr. Sarah Roberts at Crabapple Dental. It takes an experienced hand and keen eye to create and fit a perfectly sized crown. A dental crown that fits well will offers years of comfort and act as an effective resolution to your dental dilemma. Ask your dentist if a dental crown can fix your dental woes.