Dental crowns are typically used to address any number of dental issues. They are designed to replicate the enamel layer of a tooth in need of restoration. Typical materials used for this include gold, base metals, or dental-grade porcelain.
A crown is most often called for to treat a tooth suffering from a large cavity. This can also include a tooth that has lost a filling or one that suffers from a new cavity. It might also be used to restore a tooth that needs endodontic care, such as a root canal.
A crown can also be used to treat a large chip or dental fracture. Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t experience heightened sensitivity, you should still have the fractured tooth restored to prevent a new cavity from forming.
Porcelain crowns can be used for the cosmetic restoration of a tooth in your smile or a front tooth that has a large cavity. This is especially helpful for a tooth that is in your smile that lacks sufficient enamel to mount a dental veneer.
The material that Dr. Huang recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth as well as its primary function.
If you live in the Federal Way, Washington, area and you have a tooth in need of treatment and restoration, you should call 253-839-4048 to schedule an appointment at Art of the Smiles.