A cracked, broken or damaged tooth may not be able to withstand pressure, even with a tooth repair like a filling or dental bonding. In some cases, to save and protect the tooth, a complete dental restoration is needed. A dental crown fits over a damaged tooth to protect it and allows for normal function. Our dental team at Envision Dental offers beautiful, strong dental crowns for tooth protection and repairs at our dental center in Marietta.
A dental crown can be made from metal, like gold or silver, but many people prefer tooth-colored options like porcelain. A crown is designed to match the original shape of the damaged tooth to fit with the rest of the teeth in the mouth. The natural tooth is filed down to allow the crown to fit over it. Once in place, the dental crown is bonded to the tooth. A dental crown, especially tooth-colored crowns, look and function like natural teeth.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are used to restore broken, cracked and damaged teeth. A crown can be used to repair teeth that are broken due to an injury or accident or to protect a tooth damaged from dental treatments. Dental crowns are often recommended for teeth that undergo root canal therapy or have large fillings that have weakened the teeth. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes such as to cover an aesthetically-unpleasing tooth or teeth.
Dental crowns last for many years. Metal crowns do tend to last longer, especially for molars and back teeth that are used for chewing tough foods. However, for front teeth, most patients prefer porcelain or white dental crowns that look like natural teeth.
If you have a broken or damaged tooth that needs repair, a dental crown may be the best restorative option. At Envision Dental, we offer dental crown restorations, including white or tooth-colored cosmetic dental crowns. To schedule an appointment for a tooth restoration, contact our office in Marietta, GA.