Tooth crowns can be a very beautiful, natural looking way of restoring teeth. Dr. Shanna Chirco works with only the finest labs to create the highest quality custom tooth crowns for her patients.
The Purpose of a Tooth Crown
There are many reasons why you may need a tooth crown. In most cases, a crown is a restoration that can preserve your natural tooth when the damage is too extensive for a filling or a porcelain inlay or onlay. A tooth crown, or cap, replaces the entire outside of your tooth and becomes your tooth's new outer surface. They are permanently cemented into place and look just like a natural tooth. They also function and are cared for just like a natural tooth.
Situations calling for tooth crowns include :
- Root canal
- Broken tooth
- Fractured tooth
- Weak or brittle tooth
- Tooth that has been damaged by a metal filling
- Tooth where fillings have failed
- Area of decay that is too large for a porcelain onlay
- Discolored tooth that does not respond to tooth whitening
- Misshapen or very short tooth
A porcelain crown is also used for the artificial tooth on a dental implant.
Benefits of Today’s Porcelain Crowns
Old crowns were made of metal. They were unsightly and often became tarnished. Old crowns also had a tendency to deteriorate or come loose over time, leaving the tooth material underneath unprotected and allowing for more decay to occur. Old technology often meant a less-than-perfect shape and fit, leading to discomfort and even contributing to problems with the alignment of your bite.
Today’s tooth crowns are made of highly durable dental porcelain and look just like your natural teeth. Our advanced dental technology allows us to create crowns that fit perfectly, match up correctly with the opposing teeth, and have a solid bond so they stay in place.
The porcelain on your crown interacts with light in the same way as real tooth enamel, so your crown will look just like your natural teeth. Porcelain is very durable and does not deteriorate so you will be able to enjoy your beautiful results for years to come.
Please contact our office today to schedule your initial appointment. Our office number is (562) 430-7310.