A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a small device that is custom made for your tooth and used to cover damage to your enamel, anchor a bridge, or cover the post of a dental implant. Crowns are strong and can withstand much of the same wear and tear that your natural tooth enamel could. Crowns are typically bonded to your tooth permanently with dental cement and therefore should not move or shift over time, making them the perfect solution for a long-term restoration.
Porcelain crowns are each custom made and can be easily matched to the color and tone of your existing healthy teeth, and are therefore seamlessly incorporated into your smile for a natural-looking dental restoration. No one will ever know that you’d had a tooth extracted or repaired. Through the CEREC system, Dr. Winter can have you fitted with a beautiful new crown in just one dental visit!
Dental crowns and caps can be used to cosmetically improve broken, chipped or otherwise damaged teeth. Dental crowns do have a slight tendency to wear down your opposing teeth because of their strength, so it is important to have regular dental examinations following the installation of a crown. Doing so will insure the overall health of your other teeth and the quality of your smile.
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, contact Dr. Winter today to learn more about your options for restoration, including dental crowns.