Dental Crowns –┬áRestoring a Beautiful Smile

Dr. Meyers can restore cracked, broken teeth, and give you a beautiful smile with metal-free crowns. Your crown will be custom designed and perfectly fitted for your tooth. Made of durable porcelain and tinted to match your natural tooth color, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and give you a long-lasting, natural smile.dr-meyers-discussing-photo-with-patient

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap that covers either a natural tooth or post that is shaped like the tooth it is replacing, and tinted in color to match your smile. In the case of using a natural tooth as a post, enamel is removed so that the crown slides over the existing tooth and is cemented in place. The procedure for using an implant as a post is the same for cementing a crown in place.

When is a dental crown necessary?

Crowns are a dental restoration solution used for when a tooth is badly decayed and cannot be filled or treated with root canal therapy, broken or to hold a fissure or deep crack together. Crowns are also used to top dental implants to replace missing teeth with a natural look that matches the rest of your smile. In addition, crowns are also used for abutments for dental bridges and holding a pontic tooth in place.

Other cosmetic reasons for a crown and a better smile

Crowns are not just used as a dental restoration procedure for health, decay, or to repair damage to the tooth. Most of us are not born with the perfect smile that we want. A crooked, misshapen, or a discolored tooth, or teeth for that matter, can be replaced with a crown for a purely cosmetic and aesthetic appeal. Again, decisions can be made based on the health and condition of each individual tooth to be crowned as to whether or not the natural tooth or an implanted post would be the best solution. Together we will make the decision that is best for you. As with all procedures, we will make sure you are comfortable, we even offer blankets and pillows.

 

 

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