When was the last time you felt so good you couldn’t help but smile?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Crowns differ from porcelain veneers in that they full encase the tooth, where as veneers usually cover only the part of the tooth that shows.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
While a porcelain crown can certainly improve the look of a tooth, it is recommended only in conjunction with prior repair of the tooth – not simply for cosmetic purposes. This is because in order to properly fit a crown, a large part of the tooth must be shaved down – which can be necessary in cases of broken or weak teeth, but can be damaging to otherwise healthy teeth.
Because of this, the recommendation of a crown is most likely due to the fact that lesser replacement techniques will not protect your tooth properly.
Dr. Sherzoy and the staff at Bogota Dental Center will be happy to discuss this procedure with you and answer your questions. Please feel free to call 888-442-5641 for your free private consultation or email us to schedule an appointment.
New patients are warmly welcomed at Bogota Dental Center in New Jersey.