When a tooth is damaged from trauma, decay or dental treatments, the structure is weakened. Large fillings or root canals can also weaken teeth, making them vulnerable to more damage. Dental crowns are a general dentistry treatment that offers a strong, protective covering for damaged teeth, and they can also be used in cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. Our dental team at SmileBuilders, Inc. offers dental crowns for tooth repairs and cosmetic treatments at our clinic in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS.
Dental crowns are created using a mold or 3D image of the damaged tooth. The tooth cap can be made from metal, ceramics or porcelain. Ceramics or porcelain is preferred for front teeth, as they can be matched to the natural color of the patient’s teeth. An impression of the tooth is sent to a dental lab to create the permanent crown. Once the crown is finished, it is bonded to the tooth.
Dental crowns are exact replicas of the former tooth, made to match the bite and other teeth. Once in place, most crowns can last for a decade or more, providing a strong, durable covering for the damaged tooth.
Cosmetic and Restorative Dental Crowns
Not all dental crown treatments are to repair teeth. Some are used to improve the appearance or function of a person’s smile. Cosmetic dental crowns can be used to cover misshapen or discolored teeth to create a more pleasing exterior. Dental crowns are also used in restorative treatments for missing teeth. A dental crown can be attached to a dental implant abutment to create a natural-appearing and functional single tooth. We also use dental crowns to create dental bridges to replace one or more missing teeth.
Our dental team uses advanced dental technology to perform 3D scans for creating dental crowns. This offers a more precise way to duplicate the natural tooth, and it is much less invasive than using a traditional mold.
If you need a dental crown to repair a broken tooth or to improve the appearance of your smile, visit us at SmileBuilders, Inc.. We offer white or tooth-colored dental crowns to match your smile. Contact our office to schedule an appointment. We accept most dental insurance plans and financing is available.