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.