When the damage done to a tooth is a little more severe to be restored with a filling or veneer, a crown is a common solution. This crown, commonly known as a cap, covers the entire affected tooth. The use of porcelain in these restorations means that no one will even be able to tell you have a crown.
Do I Need A Crown?
When your tooth is broken, stained, chipped, misaligned, or otherwise compromised, you may find it necessary to restore the tooth with a crown. The purpose of the crown, often called a cap, is to completely cover the damaged tooth. This strengthens the tooth, protects against future infection, and improves the aesthetics of the tooth when you smile.
What Does a Crown Accomplish?
A crown has several purposes. If you have a tooth that has been treated with a larger filling, a crown can seal the filled tooth. If you have a tooth that has little tooth structure remaining, a crown can provide much needed strength to the tooth. A tooth that has been cracked can also be restored, strengthened, and beautified by a crown. Sometimes a crown simply covers a tooth that is stained or misshapen. A crown is also often used to cover a tooth that has received root canal treatment.
Do I Have Choices?
Dr. Sehnert will certainly make you aware of the choices that would be appropriate for your situation. However, the overwhelming choice is typically porcelain. The porcelain material looks the most like your natural teeth and will blend in easily without drawing attention to itself.
Filling Versus Crown
Quality Matters When it Comes to Your Health
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