Dental crowns are designed to mimic healthy teeth, and when one is placed over your tooth, it can do most of what your natural tooth did before it became compromised. Also known as a cap, the restoration covers and protects a tooth that has a problem that’s too significant for a more conservative option to address, such as tooth bonding or a porcelain veneer. Today, we take a look at a few of the common tooth problems that custom-designed dental crowns can address, and how they can restore your smile’s appearance and function at once.
Cosmetic tooth problems
Modern crowns are often made to mimic your tooth’s appearance as well as its unique shape and dimensions. This involves the use of highly lifelike materials, such as dental porcelain, which is almost indistinguishable from your healthy teeth. Because of their esthetic value, porcelain crowns are often used to solve a tooth’s significant cosmetic problems by giving it a completely new appearance.
Structural tooth problems
Most frequently, dental crowns are recommended to protect a tooth that has become fractured or broken and is therefore structurally weak. The more the tooth is exposed to your bite pressure, the more damage it will sustain. Instead, a dental crown can cap the tooth, stopping it from suffering more damage while restoring your bite’s ability to function properly.
Missing tooth problems
When you lose a tooth, a dental crown may be able to replace it with the help of a dental implant post, which replaces the lost tooth’s root. Once the implant post is implanted into your jawbone, your dentist can affix the lifelike crown to it, creating a highly realistic replacement tooth complete with a supportive root.
Find Out if a Crown Can Fix Your Tooth’s Problem
Today’s dental crowns are custom-made to address a wide variety of problems and may be the best option for restoring or improving your tooth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.