A tooth that needs protection or strengthening to keep it from breaking doesn’t have to be a royal pain in the neck. All it may take to restore that tooth to its former glory is (drumroll, please) a crown! If it’s been recommended that you receive one of these regal tooth-shaped caps, there is no one better trained at providing one than the prosthodontists at The Miller Center for Dental Excellence.
Why visit our prosthodontists? We are specialists with years of additional training in the many types of modern restorative dentistry. Our experience, techniques and technology firmly position us at the very forefront of diagnosing and treating missing or damaged teeth, and maintaining the long-term comfort and function of the replacements we offer.
A crown in basic terms is a cap that is placed on top of a damaged tooth that is precisely fabricated to match the size, shape, and color of that tooth and to blend in with the surrounding ones. Crowns can be placed on many types of teeth, including molars and front teeth, and the materials used are often chosen based on how visible the tooth is, the tooth’s function, and how much of the patient’s natural tooth is still remaining. Cost can sometimes be a consideration as well.
Our virtually pain-free treatment process involves placing a comfortable temporary crown atop the affected tooth while the permanent crown is fabricated. A number of materials may be considered by our specialists for your crown, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, composite resin, or a combination of substances. We work closely with our patients to determine the best option for their needs, and use highly precise methods of measuring and fitting the permanent crown.
Is a crown the best option for your damaged tooth? Let the prosthodontists at The Miller Center for Dental Excellence help make the determination. We have many state-of-the-art solutions, all provided with the expertise and comfort you’d expect from a specialist. Please contact our office today for an appointment.
By The Miller Center for Dental Excellence
December 27, 2021