What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is like a cap that your dentist places over your tooth to restore it to its normal appearance and function. You may need a crown instead of a filling, depending on the amount of tooth structure that you have remaining. For instance, you will need a crown if you have a cavity that has become too big to be filled or if your tooth is chipped or worn down. Additionally, a crown may be indicated if you need a root canal.

Crowns can be made from several types of materials, including metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal (PFM). We will decide the best material for your crown based on the location of the tooth needing the crown, the shade of the tooth, and the position of your gum tissue, as well as other factors.

Why get a crown?

A dental crown is a restorative treatment. In other words, the purpose of a crown is to restore the shape and function of your tooth. This benefits you because your mouth will stay healthier in the long run. Because a crown gives you back the full function of your tooth, you will be able to

  • eat without restriction
  • chew like normal
  • smile with confidence
  • live without tooth pain

Contact us today if you are experiencing any tooth pain or think you may have a cavity. We will set up an initial consultation and examination to decide if you need a filling or maybe a dental crown. Then, we will devise a treatment plan to fit your personal needs.