A dental crown is a powerful restoration that can also improve the appearance of your tooth, while protecting and strengthening it. A dental crown may not normally be considered a cosmetic restoration because most of the time you get a crown to strengthen a tooth. Here are some of the more common reasons why people need dental crowns:
• Cracked teeth
• Failed large fillings
• Root canals
• Worn down teeth
In general, a dental crown is used when the damage to your tooth is too extensive or otherwise not suitable to using a tooth-colored filling or porcelain fillings. If the structural integrity of your tooth is compromised in a way that makes it susceptible to further damage due to the force of chewing, or if the location of a cavity makes it difficult or impossible to fill, or if you need to strengthen a tooth after a root canal, then a dental crown is recommended.
The good news is that the crowned or capped tooth can look extremely lifelike and improve the appearance of your smile dramatically.
To learn more about dental crowns, please call or email Scott LeSueur & Charles Dodaro Cosmetic Dentistry today.