Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to
break,or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. When done properly,
crowns are beautiful replacements covering for natural teeth. They are most
commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out.
Sometimes for a fractured tooth. Our office uses “digital shade matching” of teeth.
This ensures we get very close match of teeth. Crowns are fabricated out of a
number of different materials and the type of material greatly afffects the cost.
The larger the hole made by a cavity that has to be treated, the more likely a
crown will be needed. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, a tooth is more
likely to break. Keep in mind that the jaw muscles are the strongest in the human
body. Teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures. Crowns ride over the
weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage.
A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious matter and much more difficult
to treat. Crowns prevent this, as well as making for a nice smile.