A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. A crown may become necessary or desired for one or more of the following reasons:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Root canals
There are several different kinds of crowns. The most popular type of crowns are porcelain crowns because they most resemble your natural teeth. Crowns are durable and strong. They can last many years but, like other dental restorations, a crown may eventually need replacement (especially when maltreatment of a crown has taken place). Porcelain crowns are made and customized in size, shape and color to match your natural teeth. This is done to restore full functionality to your teeth and to provide optimal cosmetic results for your smile.
A dental crown is one of the most versatile treatments our dentists can use to enhance the appearance, function and health of your smile. We invite you to contact Albrecht Family Dentistry at 440-358-0495 and one of our team members will schedule you for an examination and consultation with Dr. Rusty M. Albrecht, Dr. Chandice A. Richards and Dr. Lundon Albrecht.