The goal of professional dental treatment is to help you preserve your natural tooth structure so you can regain optimal bite function and restore your smile’s beautiful appearance. In some cases, the best way to achieve those goals is to cap a compromised tooth with a restorative dental crown—a replica of the tooth’s top portion. A dental crown is custom-crafted to the exact specifications of your tooth, ensuring optimal results in both the restoration’s appearance and its ability to restore proper balance to your bite.
Different Purposes for Dental Crowns
Modern dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, though we typically recommend porcelain or zirconia for the most lifelike results. Porcelain and zirconia (a stronger type of porcelain) can be tinted to the exact color and tint of your natural tooth structure, creating a restoration that blends in almost seamlessly with the rest of your smile. In some cases, a metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown may be recommended, especially for molars that endure the most bite pressure. For patients who have lost a tooth, a realistic dental crown can also be coupled with a dental implant to create a comprehensive replacement.
Ask Your Dentist About a Dental Crown
If your tooth is compromised by tooth wear, damage, or infection, then find out if a dental crown is the best option for restoring it. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lynne Barbour Dental in Kahoka, MO, today at 660-727-4746 (GRIN).