A dental crown is a cosmetic dental option that permanently covers the top of a single tooth. A tooth crown can be used on its own to cap a cracked or damaged tooth. The dental crown forms a defensive layer and helps to strengthen and protect the healthy tooth below it.
Dental crowns can also be used in conjunction with dental implants (as pictured), which can replace a missing tooth. The tooth crown is fitted over a titanium screw that is fused into the jawbone. This cosmetic procedure can give patients the self-esteem and confidence boost because it can restore their teeth’s appearance and give them a natural looking smile.
What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of different materials. These options are gold and other metals, acrylic resin, porcelain or a mix of these materials. Porcelain crowns are very popular as they offer the most realistic look.
Do I Need A Tooth Crown?
Dental crowns can be used in a variety of ways. If you are missing a tooth, a dental crown is used together with a titanium dental implant, to provide a more natural looking smile. A dental bridge has a tooth crown on each end to secure the bridge in place.
If you have any of the following dental concerns, you may be a good candidate for dental crowns:
- Missing tooth
- A root canal
- Weakened or cracked teeth
- Teeth with fillings that need to be replaced
- Ground down teeth
Our team of experienced dentists will discuss with you your dental health concerns, as well as take into consideration factors like age and oral health. They will also craft a dental crown that is matched exactly to your tooth shade so the restoration will look as natural as possible.
If you decide that a tooth crown is the restorative and cosmetic procedure you wish to have, please give Ballard Family Dentistry in Saginaw TX a call today at 817-385-7183.