We may offer the option of a dental crown to help you improve the overall health of your smile. Crowns are made to cover the entire visible portion of your tooth. Our dentists may suggest this type of restoration to correct your bite, enhance the appearance of your smile, or strengthen a weakened tooth.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. These restorations can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentists will help you determine which type is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Dental crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
- To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- To anchor and attach a dental bridge
- To cover and complete a dental implant
- To enhance the beauty of your smile
- To improve a misshapen tooth
- To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
- To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
If you have any questions about how a dental crown in Roanoke, Va, can improve your smile, we invite you to call us today and schedule your consultation with one of our dentists.