The dental technology that brought about dental crowns has improved dramatically in recent years. Whereas dentists used to put silver or gold crowns on teeth, many crowns are now made of porcelain, which is a more durable, is easily customizable, and is a more natural-looking material. When you need a crown, you can get one made of porcelain so that no one will have to know that the crown is even there!
Dental crowns will improve the shape, strength, and appearance of a tooth and are useful to prevent further damage to a tooth after a severe cavity or a root canal, among other dental procedures.
Why Would You Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are useful for a variety of situations. They can strengthen teeth or simply provide a cosmetic solution for a tooth that is bothering a patient. At the Oral Health Center, we use dental crowns to:
- Protect a weak or decaying tooth
- Hold together a cracked tooth
- Repair a chipped tooth
- Cover a severely discolored tooth
- Hold a large filling in place
These are just a few examples, and our dentists will be able to educate you more fully regarding why you or a loved one will need a dental crown.
Types of Crowns
At Oral Health Center, we provide affordable dental crowns to fit your dental needs and budget. Though porcelain crowns are by far the most popular and useful, we have other crown options if you prefer. We offer sturdy metal crowns, metal-fused-to-porcelain crowns, and stainless steel crowns that might be more useful to you depending on your specific situation.
For young children, typically stainless steel crowns are used. This is partly because baby teeth will fall out naturally later in life, and stainless steel is much more cost-effective than custom-made porcelain crowns.
If you believe that you or one of your loved ones needs a dental crown, call Oral Health Center at (801)-969-1800!