Learn more about this common dental restoration and whether it’s right for you.
Many people turn to dental crowns to restore or even boost their smile’s appearance, and you could be next. If you are dealing with some unpleasant damage to a tooth or you have a tooth that is unsightly and embarrassing then it might just be the perfect time to talk to our Manteca and Stockton, CA, dentist, Dr. Rujul Parikh, about whether a dental crown can help you.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns are one of the most commonly used dental restorations because they can offer an array of benefits and treat many dental problems. A crown is a hollow restoration designed to look just like the crown of a tooth. While crowns can be made from different materials the most common material is porcelain, which can be matched to the shade of your tooth so that it blends in perfectly with your smile and looks just like a natural tooth.
Once your crown is made, it is placed over a tooth to help rebuild strength, restore function and even improve its appearance.
When is a dental crown used?
In most cases, a dental crown is used for restorative purposes. It is often placed over a tooth that is weak or damaged by injury, decay or an infection. If you’ve had to get a root canal, our Manteca and Stockton restorative dentist may recommend placing a crown over the tooth to restore and protect it. A fractured or weak tooth can also benefit from what a crown can offer.
If you are missing a tooth, a crown will be created to cover a dental implant or to support and hold a dental bridge in place. Along with a dental crown’s restorative benefits, it can also enhance the appearance of a tooth. If your tooth is malformed, discolored, or misshapen in some way, a crown can hide these embarrassing cosmetic flaws and give you a smile you just can’t wait to show off.
Half dental crown also known as a veneer. Dental veneers are very popular to enhance your smile and done very conservatively.
Don’t let dental issues fall by the wayside when we have a dental team right here in Manteca and Stockton, CA, to give you the care you deserve. Call Central Valley Dentist today to schedule a restorative consultation with us.