Custom Dental Crowns
Most commonly, crowns are necessary when decay has caused so much damage to the tooth that not enough natural structure remains for it to survive on its own. The crown then replaces the decayed area and protects the remaining natural tooth.
Crowns can also be a cosmetic option, used to change the appearance of a person’s tooth when other aesthetic options are financially or dentally undesirable.
A crown fits over a tooth like a cap to restore it to its normal shape and size. In essence, it resurfaces and rebuilds the tooth. Crowns are often used when a tooth has lost its strength and structural integrity due to a larger cavity, fracture or excessive fillings.
Crowns are used to restore teeth, attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth, repair fractured teeth, cover poorly shaped or colored teeth, and cover dental implants.
Crowns are custom-made in a dental laboratory based on an impression made of your tooth. They are typically made out of a metal alloy, porcelain or a combination of the two. Let one of our experience dentist here at Whalom Dental determine the optimal approach based on the position of the tooth and other factors.
Find the Best Dental Crown for Your Tooth
With a variety of materials, today’s dental crowns can be custom-made to meet every patient’s unique dental needs. To learn more, schedule a consultation today by calling (978) 582-4500.