What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration used to restore a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. If a filling, inlay, or onlay will not effectively repair the tooth’s structure and function, your experienced dentist may recommend a crown. Dental crowns are designed to completely encase the damaged tooth beginning at the gum line. When in place, a crown can restore the natural size, shape, and appearance of the tooth. Crowns can mask discolorations of the tooth and add length or width to a tooth. Your custom dental crown in Boca Raton, FL, can be created from tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or resin, to match the color of your natural teeth and aesthetically restore your smile.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dr. Clive Rosenbusch will help you determine whether a dental crown will enhance your smile and be the best restoration option for your individual needs. When you come in for a consultation, we may recommend a dental crown in order to:
- Restore a severely decayed or damaged tooth
- Correct tooth misalignment
- Protect a tooth following root canal therapy
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
- Strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory to provide a stable bite and enhanced aesthetics. These crowns are precisely crafted to fit perfectly within your mouth for maximum comfort and functionality. When a crown is first placed, you may experience some initial soreness, but any soreness and sensitivity should subside quickly. To learn more about how a dental crown can improve your smile, call our dental office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile to its optimal function and beauty.