Dental Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over teeth to restore its strength, size, shape, color and more. Dental Crowns are needed when a tooth is weak and needs to be protected, a tooth is broken and needs to be restored, a large filling needs to be supported, a dental bridge needs to be held in place and more. Crowns can be permanent or temporary depending on the use. The crown is cemented into place by the dentist and completely encases the visible portion of the tooth. Crowns are available in resin, ceramic, porcelain, metals and stainless steel.
There are many benefits to Dental crowns, for example they can be used to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth, cover a dental implant, and make a cosmetic modification. Children can also benefit from a crown in many ways such as protecting teeth at elevated risk for decay, to save a tooth that has been damaged by decay that can’t support a filling, and to decrease how often general anesthesia is used for children who are unable to handle it. Although crowns are very helpful, they are not the perfect solution for everyone, some people experience gum pain, or sensitivity to temperatures because the nerve endings stay in place.
Are you interested in learning more about dental crowns? If you are thinking about it you should schedule an appointment to talk about treatments, costs and options. Call us today to schedule an appointment for you and your family members with our dentist by calling us today at (734) 525-2552, and don’t forget about our emergency phone number in case you have a dental emergency and need immediate help at (734) 634-4077.