TYPES OF CROWNS
Crowns are made of natural looking lifelike materials, and are made to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth. Sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed.
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your teeth. Crowns can be made from different materials. We use only the highest quality, most life like ceramics that technology has to offer. Every restoration is custom fit and shaded to match your existing teeth or create your new smile.
SOME OF THE INDICATIONS FOR A CROWN ARE:
- A previously filled tooth where there now exists more filling than tooth. The existing tooth structure becomes weakened and can no longer support the filling.
- Extensive damage by decay.
- Discolorations and compromised aesthetics.
- Root canal—After root canal, teeth tend to become brittle and are more apt to fracture. These teeth need to be protected by a crown.
- Bridges—When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth require crowns in order to support the replacement teeth.