Dental crowns, commonly referred to as caps, are a form of restorative dentistry meant to improve the health, restore the integrity, and cosmetically improve damaged teeth. Dental crowns are most commonly used in situations involving severe decay that surpassed the ability of a typical dental filling. Sometimes, a cavity grows to such a large size that it would be unsafe for the Integrity of your tooth to fill it with a filling material and leave it like that. In cases like this, it is necessary to place a dental crown over the top of the filled tooth as well to ensure its integrity. In other cases, dental crowns are not applied to teeth with severe decay, but an injury, usually sports-related.
Dental crowns are essentially a cap that is placed over a damaged tooth that can not only improve its Integrity, but the way it looks as well. It serves to reinforce the tooth and cover over the unsightly appearance of the damage underneath the cap. While you may be accustomed to seeing children wearing metal caps, dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including tooth colored materials that can appear natural in your mouth.
All over the world, consumers and dentists alike have utilized dental crowns for a number of reasons. Below you will find a list of different uses for dental crowns that might interest you.
If you live in Guilford or surrounding area and believe you are a good candidate for a dental crown, please contact Friedler Dental Group today.