Curious about the purpose of dental crowns? Crowns help protect teeth that have been damaged or otherwise compromised. Crowns are made of artificial materials such as porcelain and are designed to mimic the look of natural teeth.
If Dr. Elnahass recommends a dental crown, it could be for a number of different reasons. Crowns typically serve two purposes in dentistry: restorative and cosmetic.
Crowns for Tooth Restorations
You may need a crown if a tooth has been weakened by dental decay, cracks, fractures, or if a tooth had a previous root canal. Dental crowns are also a component of dental implants, so a crown would be necessary if you recently had a titanium implant placed into your jawbone. Because crowns sit on top of the neck and roots of a tooth, they cover and protect what is underneath. Dental crowns help preserve the injured parts of a tooth that would otherwise be exposed to further damage.
Crowns in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental crowns are also often used for cosmetic purposes. If you have a tooth that is misshapen, discolored, uneven, or worn down, a dental crown can be placed. Our office uses dental crowns to give our Fredericksburg, VA patients more even, uniform smiles. Crowns are a permanent, durable solution to many cosmetic dental problems!
If you are interested in restorative or cosmetic dental crowns in Fredericksburg, call us at Blue Bird Dentistry today!