Our office is proud to offer you quality crown placement and replacement services. This treatment is fast, easy, and the results will last for years to come.
What is a Dental Crown?
On a natural tooth, the crown is the visible part. Between biting, chewing, and speaking, it does most of the hard work in the mouth. To aid in this tough job, crowns are covered in a mineralized substance called enamel.
Enamel is the hardest material produced by the human body, and can withstand quite a bit of wear and tear. Unfortunately, even enamel can become damaged, either through injury or decay. When this happens, the body cannot replace the enamel on its own.
This leaves the sensitive insides of the tooth susceptible to bacteria and even deeper dental damage. That is where the dental crown comes in.
Dental crowns are what they sound like: a perfectly-crafted synthetic crown, made to protect your tooth from the rigorous grind of everyday life.
How Does a Crown Work?
Dental crowns are used almost exactly like regular cavity fillings. After a root canal, cavity cleaning, or tooth injury, there are times when a simple patch job isn’t going to protect the tooth enough. A crown is then used in place of that filling.
Crowns are also used in some methods of dental bridging, as well as in the placement of dental implants.
They are essentially little helmets. This synthetic crown covers weakened enamel, giving it an extra layer of protection. It seals off any cracks or chips. It restores the biting surface of the tooth, giving you full functionality back.
Best of all, it does all of this while looking completely indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. Modern dental technology allows us to color match, perfectly shape, and precisely size a crown to the exact specifications of your mouth.
For a quality crown placement or crown repair, give us a call today. We’ll have your mouth back to full function in no time.