What Dental Crowns Do for Your Teeth
The best way to restore a tooth that’s been damaged is to fortify its structure and protect it from further harm. For patients with teeth that are cracked or broken, or that have been noticeably worn down, a dental crown can mean the difference between restoring the tooth and having to replace it. The crown fits over the compromised tooth, protecting the tooth by shielding it from your bite’s pressure.
Besides breaks and fractures, however, dental crowns can also be the best solution for restoring teeth with a variety of issues, including;
- Teeth that seem too small compared to those next to it
- Teeth that have received a large tooth filling
- Teeth that have received root canal therapy
- Teeth with stubborn cosmetic blemishes, like internal discoloration
- And more
Different Ways to Make a Dental Crown
Every crown is custom-designed to fit the dimensions of a specific tooth so that it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The material that your crown is made from will depend on your specific needs and personal preference, and may consist of;
Porcelain, which is highly-realistic in its appearance and ability to reflect light.
Metal, which is the strongest material and often used to restore molars.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), which combines the strength of metal crowns with the cosmetic appeal of porcelain.
Zirconia, which is similar in appearance to porcelain, but significantly more durable.
Find the Right Crown for You
Placing a custom-made dental crown over a damaged tooth can save it from further injury and help you avoid the need to extract it. To find out what type of dental crown is right for you, schedule an appointment by calling Dr. Browne’s dental office in Prairie Village, KS, today at (913) 901-8585. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Lenxa, Kansas City, Olathe, and all surrounding communities.