A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth that is either decayed, broken, or cracked. A dental crown can also improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. At Frank N. Johnson, D.D.S., P.A, the crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth and is molded to fit the tooth's shape. A crown will restore the tooth to its original shape and improve its appearance. It can also prevent further damage from occurring to a tooth.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that completely covers a tooth’s surface above the gum line. When your tooth has sustained too much damage, a crown fits over the tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns may be recommended for teeth that are broken, worn, misshapen, or discolored, or those that are too damaged to be repaired with a filling. A crown is also recommended when a patient has a tooth with a root canal or a dental implant.
Dental Crowns and Oral Health
A dental crown is a hollow tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. As one of the best restorative dentistry treatments, dental crowns can enhance your oral health and smile appearance. A dental crown can be necessary to prevent further tooth decay, protect a weak tooth, or improve the appearance of a tooth.
Types of Dental Crowns
Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns
PFM dental crowns are strong and durable. They have a metal interior with a porcelain exterior for a natural look. PFM crowns are often used in patients who grind their teeth. This is because they will withstand the pressure and friction of chewing.
All-Metal Dental Crowns
All-metal dental crowns are highly durable and typically last longer than other types of crowns. They also tend to cost less than different types of crowns. However, they do contain some metal, which some people find unattractive.
All-Ceramic Dental Crowns
All-ceramic dental crowns, also known as all-porcelain crowns, offer an incredibly natural look. They match your natural tooth color, and the material won’t stain or change color over time. All-ceramic crowns look realistic, and you can care for them just like your natural teeth.
CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns
CEREC same-day dental crowns offer patients a cosmetic dental treatment that can be completed in one appointment. CEREC crowns are made of ceramic material that can be shaded to perfectly match the appearance of your natural teeth. These crowns are ideal for patients looking to get their crowns in the quickest time possible.
Get in touch with Frank N. Johnson, D.D.S., P.A. at 1244 SW Oakley Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 or call (785) 357-7706 to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns.