Crowns are a type of dental restoration. When correctly placed, they encircle the tooth, replacing any missing tooth structure above the gum line. The crown surrounds the exposed aspect, and in effect, becomes the new exterior of the tooth. Crowns help strengthen teeth, restore their shape and improve cosmetic appearance.
Crowns can be used to restore the original size and shape to a broken or decayed tooth, supply additional physical support for a root canal treated tooth, or complete a smile makeover. Sometimes referred to as a “cap,” the crown completely covers the visible part of the tooth. Essentially, a part of your tooth remains, but the exterior is recreated. A crown can certainly help make your tooth stronger and enhance its physical appearance. Crowns can even be a sensible way to handle a tooth that is permanently discolored or poorly shaped. They are also used in implant dentistry to cover the dental implant to perfectly recreate the tooth that was lost.
Types of Crowns
Three choices of crowns are porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and gold. Determining factors in selection are the clinical demands; aesthetics, strength and space requirements, and durability. Tooth- colored, porcelain crowns provide strength and a beautiful cosmetic replacement to the damaged tooth. In some cases where durability is needed for strong chewing forces, gold is used to give the back molar teeth strength. Ceramic crowns are known for their metal free aesthetics, and ability to look good. They can be a good option when space is limited, but they still have strength issues to be considered.
Let Dr Hadden Assist with Your Crowns
Dr. Hadden of Dentist in Austin can definitely help restore your teeth and make them sparkle. Dealing with crowns can be a scary thought. All you need to do is set up an appointment, and you will be well on your way to getting back to a fantastic smile.