What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns can serve a multitude of purposes, and are therefore among the most frequently placed dental restorations. If a tooth is damaged or needs cosmetic improvement, then a dental crown can be fashioned to replicate the tooth’s natural, youthful, blemish-free appearance.
With advanced technology and a keen eye for esthetics, Dr. Petto Messina can craft a lifelike dental crown that closely mimics your original healthy tooth. In addition to improving its appearance, a custom dental crown can also restore the strength and integrity of the tooth so you can continue to bite and chew comfortably.
What can a dental crown fix?
Because a dental crown is designed to fit completely over a tooth, it can be used to correct or improve a number of conditions, including:
- Tooth cracks and fractures
- Broken teeth
- Teeth with large cavities
- Teeth that undergo root canal treatment
- A tooth that is excessively worn or appears too small
- And more
Can a dental crown replace a lost tooth?
While dental crowns are typically highly successful at repairing damaged teeth, they can also be used to replace teeth that cannot be saved. If you lose a tooth or need to have one extracted, then a dental crown can be combined with a dental implant to create a durable, lifelike replacement tooth.