Dental Crowns

When a tooth has been weakened in some way, it is more susceptible to further damage. A dental crown is a general dentistry treatment that provides protection for such teeth. The dental crown fits over the entire part of the tooth above the gum line. Teeth that have large fillings or those that have had root canal therapy are usually good candidates for dental crowns.

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials. Stainless steel crowns are often used on primary teeth when a child has a large cavity. Adult crowns are made from metal or gold alloy, or porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic. Your dentist will speak with you regarding the best type of crown for your particular situation.

Porcelain, resin, and ceramic crowns look and feel like natural teeth. These types of crowns are popular due to their aesthetic appeal. They match the color of your natural teeth and blend in so your smile retains its charm.

Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth

A tooth that has been cracked or damaged needs to be repaired quickly. Neglecting it can lead to more serious issues such as infection, abscess, or loss of the tooth. Often when a tooth has been damaged or cracked, a crown is recommended. The crown provides protection, strength, and stability to the weakened tooth. Without the crown, although the tooth may be repaired, it is still in a weakened condition. In this state, one bite could cause further damage.

When you have a tooth that has been weakened due to root canal therapy, large fillings or damage of some sort, come to Southern Dental Group of Wynne. We can keep your smile and your tooth intact with a dental crown. Protect your tooth and ensure that you keep your smile beautiful. Contact us today for more information regarding dental crowns.

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