How Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
Our Mill Creek, WA, dentists Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard have preserved countless damaged teeth thanks to dental crowns, a versatile restoration that looks just like the crown of a natural tooth. If you are dealing with a weak or injured tooth then you too could benefit from getting a dental crown.
How does a dental crown work?
The purpose of a crown is to preserve and strengthen the natural structure of a damaged tooth. Once the custom restoration is placed it’s designed to encapsulate the tooth above the gum line.
In order for a crown to fit over the tooth, our Mill Creek, WA, general dentist will need to take impressions of your mouth to get the right measurements from which to craft your crown. These measurements are sent to an outside dental lab that will create your crown from a durable tooth-colored material such as ceramic or porcelain so that it looks just like a real tooth. A crown won’t stand out or look different from the rest of your natural smile.
When are dental crowns used?
A crown serves a rather important role in restoring a smile. They are placed over weak, broken or otherwise damaged teeth to support them and to preserve as much of the natural structure of the tooth that’s left after the damage. Not only does it improve the overall shape and look of the tooth but it also protects it from further damage. Teeth that are severely decayed, as well as cracked, fractured, misshapen or root canal-treated teeth may require a dental crown.
While the main purpose of a crown is to restore a damaged tooth it can improve a severely stained or oddly shaped tooth that also affects your smile’s appearance.
Do you have questions about getting a dental crown in Mill Creek, WA? If so, we are happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide the best restorative dentistry to preserve your smile. Call Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry today at (425) 337-7300.