Crowns cover a tooth and protect it from further damage by providing strength and shape. They are can be needed after a root canal, tooth crack, failed filling, large cavity, and margin decay. Crowns can prevent infection, breaking, further cavities, and more which improves the future health of your smile.
Many options are available for crowns and the best one for your case will be discussed with you by the dentist. For heavily damaged teeth, a core buildup may be necessary where composite resin or another material is used to replace the missing tooth structure needed to accept a crown. If severely broken, a post and core replacement may be needed in which the anchoring and attaching parts of the tooth are replaced to provide stability for both the remaining tooth and crown. Our office offers both porcelain and gold options. When the fit and bite has been checked, the crown is cemented into place giving you a healthy smile!
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