Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth? If so, crowns can restore your healthy, natural-looking smile. A filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, but a crown is the most durable way to restore any tooth with extensive damage. With all the materials and techniques modern dentistry has to offer, crowns can be completely natural looking. Additional benefits of crowns include: correcting bite problems; closing spaces between teeth; changing the angulations of teeth; and permanently replacing missing teeth as part of a bridge when used over an implant.
FAQ: What is a crown and why might I need one?
If your doctor has recommended a crown to you, it is likely either to correct a broken tooth or to repair a tooth that has deteriorated due to cavities (decay). The decay in your tooth eats away at healthy tooth structure much like rust eats away at metal. If not removed, decay will deteriorate the tooth to the point where extraction is the only viable treatment option. Sometimes, decay is removed, leaving healthy tooth structure, but not much of it. A crown can then be placed, restoring the look and function of your tooth while allowing you to keep your natural, underlying tooth structure. Most crowns are precision-milled porcelain or full metal (gold or silver) and are individually customized for each application in each patient, giving you a natural, long-lasting smile. We are proud to say that all of our crowns and porcelain veneers are made in the USA!