A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A dental crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of restorations. Dr. Jayson C. Haws may recommend a dental crown to:
- Restore broken or fractured Teeth
- Make a cosmetic enhancement
- Cover and repair decayed teeth
- Repair fractured fillings
- Protect a tooth with a large fillings
- Support a tooth after root canal therapy
There are several different kinds of dental crowns. The most popular type of dental crowns are porcelain crowns, because they most resemble your natural teeth. Durable and strong, crowns are expected to last many years, but like most dental restorations, a dental crown may eventually need replacement. This is especially true when maltreatment of a dental crown has taken place. Porcelain crowns are made and customized in size, shape, and color to match your naturally grown teeth. This is done to restore full functionality to your teeth and to provide optimal cosmetic results for your smile.
We encourage you to contact Haws Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist. We are excited to serve you and your smile!