What Are Dental Crowns?

What Are Dental Crowns?

Smile problems? Dental crowns are dental restorations that completely cover the outside of the teeth and can correct many different types dental crownsof cosmetic dental issues including broken, weakened, cracked, and badly decayed teeth. Dr. Susan Hockaday and Dr. Jim Baucom in Charlotte, NC, offer a full range of dental services, including crowns. Here's everything you need to know about dental crowns.

Crowns Overview

Dental crowns are 'caps' that are designed to fit over teeth so that they appear to be natural teeth. When the dental crowns are cemented, they completely encase the visible portion of the teeth. Crowns restore the teeth to their normal shape, size and function. The purpose of a dental crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.

Types of Dental Crowns

Crowns can be made out of porcelain-fused-to-metal, and porcelain. All-metal crowns make an excellent choice for back teeth. All-metal crowns are the strongest, most durable type of crown. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are strong and can produce pleasing aesthetics. Porcelain crowns are made from a glass-like substance, which is attractive to look at.

Benefits of Crowns

Dental crowns will do you and your smile a world of good. Dental crowns can improve the appearance of your smile. They can instantly correct discoloration, chips, crookedness, cracks, fractures, and more. Dental crowns can also improve tooth function. They can withstand biting and chewing forces well.

If you need a dental crown, why wait? We can help you today. Call our dental office at 704-553-2348 now to schedule an appointment in Charlotte, NC. With dental crowns, you can have a smile that's strong and beautiful!