What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are helpful to improve your oral health and smile. A dental crown is a cap or cover that goes over a tooth to help protect it. Dental crowns use materials such as metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain or composite resin may be used to create your own. A crown can be shiny or it can be perfectly matched to your teeth color. 

Dental crowns are used to help protect a tooth or for cosmetic reasons. When you have a root canal your dentist places a crown over your tooth to protect the restored tooth. You can also get a dental crown to help fix a chipped tooth. The crown acts as a type of shield from harmful bacteria that can continue to break down your teeth. Crowns are also used when fillings no longer do the job. If you do not take proper care of your teeth, fillings can decay with the tooth leaving it vulnerable to all sorts of problems or a cavity can become too big for a filling. Another reason to get a dental crown is to fix the appearance of a tooth to make your smile better. 

At Summer Dental we want what is best for our patients. Keeping your teeth happy and healthy is our job! Come in today and we would be happy to answer your questions about dental crowns. Make an appointment for the smile you deserve!