Crowns offer an excellent solution for a variety of dental issues. Multi-purpose dental crowns can improve your appearance, repair a broken tooth, replace a missing tooth or strengthen a fragile tooth. Your Sacramento, CA, family dentist, Dr. Jeff DiMariano helps you care for your smile with crowns and other restorations and treatments.
How crowns can help your smile
A dental crown looks just like the part of your tooth that's visible above your gum line. Crowns are hollow inside, which allows them to slip over your tooth once it's been reduced in size. Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and resin. The restorations are securely attached to your tooth with dental cement and feel completely natural.
Your Sacramento dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have:
- A Broken Tooth: Blows to the face aren't the only way that teeth break. A fracture can occur if you bite into a hard object, grind your teeth or have a bite problem that causes excessive wear on some teeth. Dental crowns restore the normal height and shape of your tooth and make chewing much easier. They're made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that the restoration fits perfectly.
- A Cracked or Fragile Tooth: You're much more likely to experience a fracture if your tooth is cracked or fragile. Brittleness, a problem that can worsen with age, can put a tooth at risk of breaking, as can a large cavity or large filling. Root canal therapy may also weaken your tooth. Crowns strengthen fragile and cracked teeth and help prevent fractures.
- A Missing Tooth: Crowns are connected to artificial teeth to create bridges that restore missing teeth. The restorations can also be attached to dental implants to create a brand new synthetic tooth. Dental implants bond to your jawbone and serve as the roots for your new teeth.
- Concerns About Your Appearance: Would your smile be perfect if not for a discolored or oddly shaped tooth? Crowns conceal a variety of imperfections, including discolorations, short teeth, or pointed, twisted, or crooked teeth.
Improve your smile with dental crowns! Call your Sacramento, CA, family dentist, Dr. Jeff DiMariano, at (916) 929-3898 to schedule an appointment.