Dental crowns, or “caps”, preserve damaged or partial teeth and help to maintain their functionality. You would use a crown to preserve an already decaying tooth, protect a cracked tooth, or to reinforce a tooth that’s already had a crown on it.
Contrary to a filling, which fills in or repairs a portion of the tooth, crowns are created to fully cup the portion of the tooth or implant that lies at or above the gum line. These fixtures are permanent, and the crown can then be cared for and function like any other tooth.
Your crown can be made of metal alloy (including gold), porcelain and dental ceramic, or a combination of the both. Each selection has its advantages and disadvantages, but it’s most importantly a choice of personal preference.
A dental crown is a great solution for taking care of your compromised teeth. Don’t let sensitive or partial teeth inhibit you any longer. Call us today for more information.
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