Cosmetic Solutions with Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a custom-made artificial tooth that completely covers a chipped, cracked or damaged tooth. The tooth-shaped “cap” is placed over the damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from a number of different materials; porcelain, metal, gold, and plastic. Each kind having its own indication, contra indication, positive and negative attributes. Dr. Kris Bomstad and Dr. Tami Karban will help you select which is right for you.
Dental crowns commonly used to restore teeth needing more structural support and long-lasting protection. Dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of procedures in cosmetic dentistry:
- Dental Implants: Dental crowns are used to cap the metal rod implant in place of a missing tooth.
- Dental Bridges: Dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to missing tooth or teeth serve as anchors and support.
- Root Canal Therapy: Dental crowns protect brittle teeth after root canal therapy.
Advantages of Dental Crowns
Support for the Tooth
While dental veneers only conceal the front surface of a tooth, dental crowns cover the entire damaged tooth, restoring functionality, shape, size, and strength to the tooth. This is especially important for posterior teeth where up to 150-200 lbs. of pressure can be placed on the teeth while chewing.
On average, they last at least ten years, but generally much longer depending on the type of crown and oral health of the patient. Some patients we see have had their crowns for 30 plus years.
Natural Looking Results
The dental lab can custom fabricate dental crowns that closely match the curves, shape, and color of your teeth. Contrarily, if you want a different smile from the one you have, Bomstad Dental can create custom, natural looking crowns giving you a whole new smile.
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