What Are Dental Crowns?
By Dr. Jonathan Stone
March 15, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Dental crowns are caps for the teeth that can be used to conceal a variety of cosmetic flaws. They can also be used to strengthen teeth dental crownsthat have been worn down and weakened. Dental crowns fit comfortably over the top of your existing teeth and blend right in since they are made to look like natural teeth. Dr. Jonathan Stone, your dentist in Wayne, PA, installs dental crowns and can help you determine if they are right for you.

Installation of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, resin or metal. The crowns are custom created for each individual tooth that needs one by creating a mold of the teeth. This ensures that the crown will fit perfectly over the problem tooth. Once the crowns have been created, they can be color matched to your existing teeth for the most natural look possible. Your Wayne area dentist will then place the crowns over the teeth using a dental cement for permanent installation.

How Dental Crowns Help

A dental crown acts as a protective shell that wraps around an entire tooth, including the top and sides, to conceal or correct problems. For teeth that have become worn down or weakened, dental crowns can strengthen them and make it easier to perform routine functions, like biting and chewing, again. Dental crowns can also serve cosmetic purposes by concealing imperfections, such as chips or cracks. Some of the reasons why dental crowns might be installed include:

  • Covering a cracked tooth
  • Concealing a discolored tooth
  • Covering a misshaped tooth
  • Covering a tooth following a root canal
  • Replacing teeth in conjunction with dental implants
  • Holding a dental bridge in place

Dental crowns can dramatically improve the appearance of less than perfect-looking teeth, as well as improve functioning in weakened teeth. In short, crowns can improve the appearance and strength of your teeth. For installation of dental crowns by an experienced dentist in Wayne, PA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stone by calling (610) 687-0505.

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