The Diversity of Modern Dental Crowns
Dental crowns, or caps, are custom-designed restorations that are made to completely cover, protect, and fortify compromised teeth. For example, teeth that are significantly fractured or broken, or that have received root canal treatment, can often benefit from the protection that a custom dental crown can offer. To ensure optimal results for every patient, we offer a types of crowns, including lifelike porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns that are designed to closely mimic the appearance of healthy, natural teeth. Choosing the right crown for you will involve a careful examination to diagnose the extent of your tooth damage and a consultation to determine which restoration best suits your needs and preferences.
The Point of Crowning a Tooth
The reason why damaged teeth need to be fortified is because your tooth structure won’t heal by itself. If it cracks, breaks, or is weakened by root canal treatment, then it will remain weak and susceptible to even more damage due to the pressure of your bite. The point of crowning your tooth is to stop it from becoming even more damaged while simultaneously restoring your bite’s ability to function properly. In some cases, a porcelain crown can be utilized to cosmetically improve a tooth that is severely blemished (i.e., discolored from within). Often, the procedure will be overseen by our talented and skilled in-house prosthodontist, Dr. Ambriz!
Give Your Tooth a Second Chance with a Custom Crown
For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call the Viva Dental office nearest you at 214-337-7800 in Dallas, or at 972-437-6000 in Richardson.