A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. When the crown is cemented, it completely encases the visible portion of the tooth, starting at the gums. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to Zirconia crowns. Your experienced dentists, Dr. Pevow and Dr. Robbins, will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
Dental crowns are created to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Crowns can be used to:
- Support a large dental filling when little original tooth structure remains
- Strengthen a weakened or cracked tooth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Cover and complete a dental implant
- Restore a severely decayed or damaged tooth
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
Your dental crown in Austin, Texas can last for many years, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting us at Anderson Lane Dental for regular checkups and cleanings. We welcome you to contact us soon to learn more about dental crowns and how we can improve your oral health.