A crown (or cap) is a covering that encompasses the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Reasons for crowns may include:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Implant placed for tooth replacement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials including porcelain fused to metal, porcelain fused to gold, all porcelain, or all gold. Dr. Cannilla will make the determination as to which of these options is the most appropriate for your situation.
Every effort will be made to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth and fits comfortably in your mouth. Proper daily oral hygiene and professional cleanings are imperative to keep areas around the crown clean and healthy and increase the longevity of the crown.
Please feel free to contact our office for all your dental needs!