A Dental Crown Can Be Good For You
You could say that dental crowns are the building blocks of restorative dentistry. Millions of people get one every year, and some people have several replacement crowns (even if you don’t know it).
Could a crown help you? We can help you answer that question and more at our Snellville, GA dental office.
Why do people get dental crowns?
People get crowns when they have large cavities or they have replaced fillings so much that their tooth can’t take another one. Crowns also are great for fixing broken and cracked teeth. They can cap a tooth as part of a root canal treatment, and you can place a crown on dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Some people also get crowns for cosmetic reasons, such as misshapen, small, or discolored teeth.
Will dental crowns look natural?
Modern crowns are made with amazing materials. At one time, people had to choose between metal crowns, which were durable, and porcelain crowns, which looked like real teeth. Today, we have strong materials that can last for decades, but look as good as natural teeth.
What is the procedure for getting a dental crown?
Without getting into all the details, we reshape the affected tooth. We place a temporary crown on your tooth as your permanent crown is created. When it’s ready, we bond the crown in place so your smile looks whole and your teeth function normally again.