Find out how this restoration is all you need to say goodbye to cracked, chipped teeth.
Accidents happen. Even teeth, which are very strong and durable, can become chipped, cracked, or damaged by decay, trauma, or an infection; however, if the tooth is still viable then our Denver, CO, dentists, Dr. Steven Wilk and Dr. Jeffrey Revoir, may recommend getting a dental crown.
What is a dental crown?
The concept of dental crowns has been around for centuries; however, modern dentistry has made these tooth-shaped caps look as close to the natural crown of a tooth as possible.
Crowns are often made from porcelain or composite resin, and the material is even matched to the shade of your tooth to ensure that your crowns blend in with the rest of your smile and look as realistic as possible. This restorative dental cap is hollow so that it can fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth to protect it from further damage while also restoring functionality, strength, and appearance.
When are dental crowns used?
Our Denver cosmetic dentists might recommend getting a dental crown for a number of reasons. You might benefit from a dental crown if you have:
- A weak or severely worn tooth
- A tooth damaged by extensive decay that a dental filling can’t support
- A tooth that has to undergo root canal treatment
- A tooth that is severely cracked or fractured
- A tooth that is malformed or contains serious internal discolorations
- To cover a dental implant
- To stabilize a dental bridge
As you can see, dental crowns can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Before getting a dental crown, our Denver restorative dentists will need to make sure that a crown is the best way to protect a tooth. Sometimes a tooth that has a crack or fracture that goes below the gumline is no longer viable and will need to be removed. This is why we may need to run X-rays to determine the extent of the damage and whether the tooth is still repairable.
No matter whether you have questions about dental crowns or you need to schedule a routine consultation to find out whether a crown could restore your smile then it’s time you turned to the experts at Artistic & Family Dental in Denver, CO. Book an appointment with us today.