What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that restores and stabilizes a weakened and damaged tooth so that it can retain its bite function and appearance. Dr. Gentry permanently bonds them over the tooth to protect it from decay, infection, and further cracks. Dental crowns are like helmets that cover all surfaces of the tooth down to the gumline.
Dental crowns are custom fabricated to be shaped, sized, and shaded to match your existing teeth and blend in with your smile.
When Would Dr. Gentry Recommend a Dental Crown?
Dr. Gentry would install a dental crown for several different reasons. Their primary function is to protect weakened and broken teeth and prevent cracks from continuing to extend deeper. Dental crowns support your tooth if it has a cavity that is too large for a filling, along with anchoring a dental bridge that restores missing teeth. In most dental cases, tooth crowns strengthen a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted to save the integrity of your oral health.
Dental crowns are the perfect solution for damaged, chipped, cracked, broken, or even oddly shaped teeth. Tooth crowns are also attractive and can restore the look, size, alignment, and shape of a tooth that needs a little extra boost. The best part is that dental crowns look completely natural, so no one will ever know that you have a tooth restoration
Common reasons dental crowns we recommend include:
- Stabilize a weakened tooth
- Prevent a cracked tooth from further cracking
- Cover a tooth with a cavity too large for a filling
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Change the shape or shade of a tooth
- The tooth portion of a dental implant
- For cosmetic dentistry purposes
Are You Interested in Dental Crowns
Whatever reason you may have for needing a dental crown, it is an easy and minimally-invasive procedure that improves your oral health, restores your ability to eat your favorite foods, and smile with confidence. Call Gentry Dental today to schedule a dental implant appointment to determine whether you are a good candidate for a tooth crown.