A dental crown is a custom-made tooth cap, made from resin or some other durable material to match the natural shape and color of your tooth as a permanent restoration of your damaged tooth. They look like a hollow, tooth-shaped “cap”, which is placed over a prepared natural tooth. Crowns are generally
used as a solution to many dental problems including disease and accidental damage to a tooth. They can hide a wide range of damage and problems, including cracked and chipped teeth, severely discolored teeth, and weak teeth. Even if you have a severely broken tooth, a crown can often help put that tooth back together again and protect it from future damage.
Dental Crowns Materials
The days of metal fillings and crowns have long since passed. Newer porcelain crowns are durable alternatives to older metal fillings and can last for decades. Designed to look like a natural tooth, a porcelain crown can blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. If you still have an old metal filling or crown, it may be time to replace it with a porcelain crown.
However, porcelain crowns can wear down opposing teeth, and are not as durable as gold crowns.
Dental crowns made of gold are very strong, and can stand up to years of chewing. Gold crowns, which have been used for thousands of years, can last for decades if cared for properly.
Crowns are most often used to:
- Restore broken teeth
- Support a tooth that is weakened by a large filling, or several smaller ones
- Rebuild a tooth after a root canal
- Correct a bite
- Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Provide support for bridgework
At USA Dental in Houston, TX, our experts restore broken or damaged teeth to their normal shape and size, thereby bringing back a confident smile on your face.
Please get in touch with Dr. Yar Khan who is a Pediatric Dentist of Kidzone Dental and Orthodontics Clinic at Missouri City, TX 77459