Has your dentist at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC mentioned that you might need a dental crown, either now or in the near future? If so, chances are you want to learn as much about this dental device as possible. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and if they might be right for you.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover or replace your damaged or missing teeth. They can be made out of metal, acrylic, porcelain or ceramic. They can be attached to the existing part of your tooth, attached to the teeth on either side with a dental bridge or securely attached to your jawbone with a dental implant. Once a dental crown is placed, it looks and functions exactly like a normal tooth.
Why Would Someone Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can be used to strengthen or protect your existing teeth or to replace any teeth that are missing. Your dentist at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC may recommend a dental crown if you have a fractured tooth, a tooth with a large cavity that is too big for a filling, or a tooth that is severely discolored or poorly shaped. Dental crowns are also commonly used after a root canal or to replace a tooth that is badly damaged or missing altogether.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
If your tooth is badly damaged or missing altogether, especially if you have any of the conditions listed above, a dental crown may be right for you. Only a dentist can let you know for sure, however, so if you have any questions, feel free to call dentists Richard Bateman, D.D.S., Joshua Neubauer, D.D.S., or Shraddha Pendse, D.D.S., at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC to set up an appointment. Our dentists would love to speak to you and to help advise you on what treatment method might be right for you.