Dental Crowns: What Do They Do?

You learn that you are going to need a dental crown (or multiple crowns) to restore your smile but you’re not sure what that means. To simplify the details, this means that an artificial, custom-designed, hollow tooth (a crown) is going to become part of your smile to make it healthy, safe, structurally sound, and possibly even better looking. Now that you understand the basics, let’s move forward a bit by examining the different ways crowns work (and how they might be making your smile all the better).

They Complete Many Prosthetics

We often rely on dental crowns to complete the prosthetic you require to replace missing teeth. In these instances, you will be receiving a crown composed of lifelike material, such as zirconia or porcelain. For instance, when restoring a dental implant, a crown is placed. Crowns also make up either end of a dental bridge.

They Protect And Restore Your Tooth

Sometimes, you will receive a dental crown on its own for placement over a damaged tooth. You may receive a cosmetically sound crown (made of zirconia, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal). Or, for back hidden teeth, you may receive a metal crown. They offer amazing support and protection, replacing the structure and function that was previously lost due to breakage, decay, or otherwise.

They Fix Very Bad Cosmetic Damage

When cosmetic treatment will not provide the improvement your smile needs to look better, a cosmetic dental crown is often the best choice.

They Complete A Root Canal Treatment

When a root canal treatment is performed, it’s often necessary to place a dental crown if your tooth has lost too much tissue.