Do you have a tooth that is seriously decayed or damaged? Is the damage too extensive to be effectively repaired with a dental filling? If so, a dental crown may be what your smile needs. A crown, also called a cap, is a dental restoration that entirely covers the damaged tooth in order to restore it to its optimal function and health. Each dental crown is custom designed and fabricated to match the original shape, size, and appearance of your natural teeth. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold; if you choose a porcelain crown, your dentist can match the shade of the porcelain to your natural tooth color for a natural-looking effect.
Dr. Lisa K. Attaway may recommend a dental crown for a number of purposes. A crown can be used to:
- Complete a dental implant treatment
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Strengthen a fractured or otherwise weakened tooth
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
- Improve a misshapen tooth
To learn more about dental crowns and their uses, and to discover whether a crown is right for your smile, we encourage you to contact us at Family Dentistry of Rockwall soon.