By Randall Oaks Dental
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Want to learn more about this common dental restoration and why it’s used?

Are you dealing with a weakened or damaged tooth? If so, then our Carpentersville, IL, dentist Dr. Dan Adamo may have recommended dental crownsthat you get a dental crown to protect the rest of your tooth’s natural structure. “What is a dental crown?” you may be wondering. We are glad you asked!

A dental crown is a restoration that is designed to cover the entire crown of a weak or damaged tooth to restore strength and improve function while also improving its appearance, as well. The crown is custom-designed to fit over the tooth, where it is then cemented into place. While there are different kinds of materials from which a crown can be made, the most common type is a composite resin or porcelain crown because they most closely resemble the color and look of a natural tooth.

Our Carpentersville, IL, general dentist may recommend getting a dental crown if you are dealing with a tooth that has incurred extensive damage from decay or trauma. If decay is caught soon enough then a dental filling may be all that’s needed to restore the tooth; however, if decay is left untreated then it will continue to spread until a dental filling won’t be enough to support the damaged tooth. When this happens the best option is placing a dental crown.

A dental crown can also be placed over a tooth that is misshapen or malformed, or significantly discolored. While there are other options out there to improve the overall appearance of your tooth, if your tooth has weakened over the years and could use a cosmetic spruce, then a dental crown will be the best way to improve both how it looks and how it functions.

Besides esthetic and restorative benefits, a dental crown can also be used to stabilize and support a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. Furthermore, it can also be placed over a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth or teeth for the rest of your life.

Whether you want to find out more about dental crowns or you want to chat about the cosmetic or preventive dental services we offer, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dentist at Randall Oaks Dental in Carpentersville, IL, today.