Dental crowns are placed over a tooth to help protect them, as well as restoring shape, size, and color. A crown goes over the whole part of the tooth that can be seen above the gumline. As well as covering an existing tooth, a crown is also used for a dental implant to serve as the prosthetic tooth portion of the implant.
They might be made using metal, ceramic, resin or porcelain fused to metal. One of the advantages of using metal for a crown is that less of the existing tooth needs to be removed. They are also strong and rarely break. However, the metal color might put some people off. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can solve this problem by allowing you to choose a color that matches your teeth.
Anyone who wants to have dental implants should have enough bone tissue in their jaw, as well as healthy gums. Dr. Delafraz works with a periodontist to determine whether you are a candidate for implants.
There are a number of reasons you might choose to have a dental crown. They serve a range of purposes to restore your teeth and help you get your smile back.
To implant a dental crown, the dentist first needs to get the tooth ready for the crown. To do this, Dr. Delafraz will shape the tooth so that the crown can fit over it.
A crown is sometimes used to hold a dental bridge in place. A bridge is used when one or more teeth is missing.
Get in touch if you think a dental crown could help you.