Dental Crowns An Overview
A dental crown can be recommended for a range of dental concerns, from cosmetic to restorative in nature. Functioning as a “cap” to cover most of the tooth surface, a dental crown is an important tool in maintaining the integrity of your smile for as long as possible. Dr. O’Malley works with you to resolve your dental concern using a custom fit and color matched dental crown that will complement your appearance and support your oral health.
Dental crowns can be used to treat:
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Crooked tooth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Support a dental bridge
Dental crowns can be made from either metal or ceramic materials, or a combination of both. Most crowns are ceramic, or porcelain, for a natural looking result and lasting durability. Using gold for your dental crown is typically only recommended when the tooth is a larger molar and withstands the strongest biting forces.