Dental Crowns 101

Although you do your best to keep your teeth healthy and strong, there are some situations where teeth become damaged and they can’t heal on their own. Are your teeth damaged beyond repair or discolored? In some of these situations, dental crowns can correct damage and prevent future problems. This is especially true when the damaged is isolated to one or two teeth. Here’s what you should know:

The Crown Of The Tooth
Each tooth can be divided into two sections, the crown and the root. The root is the longer, thinner section that sits below the gum line. The crown is the thicker, shorter part of your tooth that is visible.

Dental crowns are custom made replacement teeth that are used to protect and restore the visible part of the tooth.

What is the procedure like?
If you need a dental crown, your dentist will prepare the damaged tooth by removing what is necessary and creating an anchor for the new crown. Then imaging technology will be used to take a digital impression of the tooth. This information is then used to create a custom crown that is fitted to your tooth so it will fit well and look completely natural. Once the custom crown has been created, it will be bonded onto the damaged tooth.

What are the benefits of choosing dental crowns?
Dental crowns come with many benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Crowns can cover damaged teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. This can make you look more attractive and feel more confident.
  • Because crowns cover the natural tooth, they protect the underlying tooth from further damage.
  • Dental crowns can be created to match the shape and color of your existing teeth so they look natural.
  • Dental crowns can help to correct problems with your teeth, which in turn can make it easier to eat and drink the things you like.

Centennial Dental Center offers dental crowns that can cover and protect a discolored or damaged tooth. To learn more about this procedure and other dental treatments that can keep your teeth healthy, schedule an appointment today.