How a Dental Crown Helps Your Smile

A crown removes the visible, exterior portion of a tooth and replaces it with a “cap” made of porcelain or other material to reestablish the tooth’s original function and to create a natural appearance. The tooth root remains in place, for a natural restoration that brings original strength back to your tooth. Crowns vary in their materials, but you can count on Roberts Dental to help you understand the choices and which crown may be ideal for your smile.

Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better esthetic appearance.

When You May Need a Porcelain Crown

Porcelain crowns replace the exterior portion of a tooth and are the treatment of choice in situations where tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth, when a traumatic event has caused damage, or in cases of severe enamel erosion. They are also an option for people who grind and clench their teeth so much that the original structure of their teeth has been compromised.

The great benefit to porcelain crowns is they can not only replicate the original tooth in function, but can be designed to look like the original–or even better. Contact Us to find out more.