Functions of Porcelain Crowns
Dental crowns are used to treat a wide array of issues that can arise. Here are some of the reasons you may need a dental crown:
- Discolored tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Severe tooth decay
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Weakened tooth
Your dentist will be able to examine the issues that you are having, and can recommend whether or not you need a dental crown placed. There are many options available today for the material used on your dental crown, but porcelain is becoming extremely popular. Unlike metal options, porcelain looks like a natural tooth, and can be matched to the color of your surrounding teeth as well. This makes them very aesthetically pleasing, which is part of the reason patients choose this option.
Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and comfortable. While the metals used for those types of crowns is safe to use in your mouth, it's still often a better option to use this composite material.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Whether you are looking for a cosmetic improvement or if you have a more pressing issue, dental crowns are one of the most common treatment options that serve a wide array of concerns. Of course, the best way to determine whether or not you need a crown is to visit with an experienced dentist. Compared to veneers, crowns can offer better coverage and stability for cosmetic issues or cracks and breaks. It's also typically used in conjunction with a root canal procedure to cover and protect the treated tooth from further decay or damage.
If you have questions about the process of getting a crown, or if you just want to see if a crown is right for you, don't hesitate to contact our office today for more information on getting started.