When a tooth has severe infection, has been damaged or has excessive fillings, a dental crown may be recommended. Dental crowns or caps are a general dentistry treatment that cover the entire exterior of the tooth, providing a solid, durable tooth for chewing while keeping the tooth underneath protected. At Preston Sherry Dental Associates, we create beautiful dental crowns that can protect your teeth and keep your smile looking beautiful.
Dental crowns created to resemble your natural teeth are made from a variety of materials. Gold, silver and porcelain can all be used to build crowns that are strong and fit perfectly over your existing tooth. Many people prefer porcelain crowns that can be color-matched to your tooth color. While porcelain is not as durable as metal, many dental advances have been made to create tooth-colored crowns that are both beautiful and strong.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are usually used when a tooth is in danger of breaking or is no longer viable on its own. Severely cracked teeth or those with several large fillings may need a crown for protection. Also, teeth that have undergone a root canal will need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth. Crowns restore teeth and are often the only way a tooth can avoid extraction.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Sometimes an entire crown is not needed and only part of the tooth needs protection. In this case, inlays and onlays can be used to support the tooth and give it protection. We offer full crowns, plus these other options for our patients needing only minimal protection for their damaged tooth. All are available in beautiful porcelain that can match your natural tooth color.
Preston Sherry Dental Associates is your home for beautiful dental crowns that will last for years. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a crown consultation.