Chances are you know someone who had to see the dentist to get a crown. Dental crowns are common restorations and can be done for a variety of reasons.
Dental crowns are often used as a convenient and affordable option for patients who need to protect a tooth that has become fragile or weak. Teeth that are cracked or broken may have incurred too extensive of damage for a traditional filling. In these cases, crowning the tooth may be useful to protect it from further breakage, restore the ability to bite naturally, and improve its appearance.
In other cases, dental crowns may be required for a tooth that has experienced severe decay. Once decay has been left untreated, the tooth may become weak and unable to perform daily functions. Once the decay or infection has been removed, a dental crown will protect what remains of the tooth. Small cavities do not require the help of a dental crown. In those situations, fillings are the best options as they are more cost-effective.
Crowns are also a vital component of a dental bridge. When there is a gap from a missing tooth, it is important to seek restorative treatment. Bridges are made of crowns that rest on top of teeth adjacent to the gap. A pontic (artificial tooth) is in the middle. The crowns stabilize the dental bridge and restore functionality.
The dental crowns we use at Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry are made of porcelain. This means they can be color-matched to blend in, creating a natural look. Porcelain is commonly used in dental materials due to its strength and resemblance to natural tooth enamel.
If you are in the Redlands area, and have dental concerns that you would like to address, call us at Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. We work with our patients to help restore oral health. Whether it’s dental crowns or another type of restoration, we will ensure that you receive high quality care and attention to detail at every appointment.