There are times where the best answer for a patient is not found in dental implants but in dental crowns. Dental crowns are a response for many patients that have either cosmetic needs or health concerns. Let’s discuss what a dental crown is, its function and some of the reasons a patient might choose to have a crown placed.
What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers the tooth. The covering is cemented to the tooth and will fully cover everything that is at and above the gum line. A filling will restore a portion of the tooth and a crown will cover the entire tooth.
What are dental crowns made of? Dental crowns can be made from either porcelain, zirconium, lithium disilicate or a metal alloy such as palidium or gold.
Why do people have crowns put on? Crowns are often used cosmetically, to restore a tooth to the original form or to improve the look of the teeth in overall appearance. They can also be used for health reasons. For those that have weak teeth they can be placed in order to strengthen the teeth.
The Fitzgerald Dental Center is equipped to place crowns. Please contact the office if you wish to schedule an appointment.