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Here’s What You Should Know About Dental Crowns

Published on September 15th, 2017

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a “cap” or prosthetic device that is cemented to an implant or natural teeth that surround the space where a damaged or missing tooth lies. Crowns are used to not only strengthen a weak or damaged tooth, but improve the appearance or shape of a tooth as well. Dental crowns are made to match the look of the rest of the teeth so they blend in with your smile.

Why Would I Need A Dental Crown?

Your Chesterfield Family Dentist may suggest a dental crown for a few different reasons. Some of them include:

  • To restore a cracked tooth
  • To replace a large filling
  • To attach a bridge
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To protect a weak tooth
  • To cover a tooth after a root canal
  • To cover a poorly shaped or colored tooth

How Are Dental Crowns Made?

In order for a crown to be made, your dentist needs to first reshape the existing tooth structure so the crown will properly fit over it. They will then take a digital scan or an impression of your mouth to communicate with the laboratory to let them know what size and shape to make the crown. Dental crowns are most commonly made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, and or other metal alloys.

Dental Crowns At Chesterfield Family Dentistry

At Chesterfield Family Dentistry, Dr. Silva is an experienced professional that is committed to maintaining and improving the oral health of our patients. Whether you have a toothache, need a dental crown, or are interested in minor teeth straightening using clear trays (Invisalign/Clear Correct) and teeth whitening, our team of professionals can assist you and your loved ones with all your dental needs. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of patient care with the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment so you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile that lasts. Contact us today to schedule your next dental appointment!


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