If you have recently had a root canal or are looking to replace one or more missing teeth, a dental crown may be recommended in restoring your smile. Made of a strong, tooth-colored porcelain, dental crowns fit over the surface of the tooth to act as protective layer when a dental filling is not sufficient. They may also be used to support a dental implant, denture or bridge. No matter what your dental needs are, Dr. Meinerz encourages new and regular patients to understand their treatment options when there has been a change in their dental health. Call (262) 784-7770 to schedule an appointment at your family dentist in Elm Grove and ask about our services in restorative dentistry.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown or “cap” is used to cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth, or to attach to a dental bridge or implant. Commonly used to restore a tooth after root canal therapy, dental crowns provide strength to a damaged tooth while appearing natural and healthy. When used in conjunction with a dental implant or bridge, they effectively replace one or more missing teeth for a smile that looks and feels just like your natural smile.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Unlike dental fillings, dental crowns cover the entire portion of a damaged tooth and can even replace a missing tooth with an implant or bridge. For patients who have significant signs of tooth decay, damage or who have encountered a dental injury, a dental crown has the following benefits:
- Seals a tooth when a large dental filling is not sufficient
- Can be used to restore a tooth after root canal therapy
- Repairs a fractured, broken or chipped tooth
- Can be used to cover a dental implant or attach to a bridge
- Seals and improves the appearance of a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
Your Appointment For a Dental Crown
At your appointment, the process begins by making an impression of the teeth to serve as a mold for your ideal crown. From this mold, you may discuss the ideal shape, color and size of the new crown that can be adjusted to match your preferences. If you have had a root canal or have experienced tooth decay or damage, a temporary crown may be fitted into place while the new crown is made. Once the permanent dental crown is polished and adjusted it is carefully placed into the mouth to look and feel just like your regular healthy teeth.
Dental Crowns in Elm Grove
For smiles that need a little help getting back on track, dental crowns are a commonly used to restore smiles and replace missing teeth. If you are curious about restorative dentistry at Honest Teeth or would like to know more about your dental treatment options, call (262) 784-7770 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping each of our patients achieve a better quality of life with gentle dentistry.