The dental landscape is constantly evolving and providing multiple maintenance and restorative options. Along the way we are finding that many dental tools and procedures provide numerous uses. One such procedure is the placement of a dental crown.
Dental Crowns are typically fabricated in a dental laboratory and can be made from multiple materials. Every case is different and treated on an individual basis so specific circumstances usually dictate the type of material used. Below are some of the most common reasons that a dentist may recommend placing a dental crown.
When a tooth has suffered severe decay, a dental crown may be recommended to protect the integrity of the tooth. After the decay has been removed, a crown may be placed to help strengthen the tooth and protect it from further harm.
During a root canal procedure, the nerve and the pulp are removed from the tooth leaving it compromised. To prevent further damage and provide added strength, a dental crown is often placed by a dentist as the final step in the root canal process.
Dental implants are a fantastic restorative solution for patients missing an adult tooth. The implant is first placed to provide the base for the missing tooth. After the area has healed, a dental crown is affixed to complete this tooth replacement option.
One benefit of a dental crown is that they are custom made and depending on the material used, can closely resemble natural teeth. They also function just like biological teeth and do not disturb other dentition in the oral cavity. If cared for properly, dental crowns can last for decades.
If you have questions about dental crowns or you have been told you need one, make an appointment with our office. We can answer your questions and provide a wide range of services to help you achieve your most beautiful, healthy smile. Contact the office of Dr. Kuban today to schedule your visit.