If you’ve ever damaged a tooth due to sports play or facial injury, your dentist may have used a crown to fix it. Dental crowns are a versatile restorative dental treatment capable of fixing quite a few problems with your teeth. At Bearley Dental, Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Daniel Bearley uses crowns to repair chipped, cracked, or broken teeth so they can continue to be helpful. Cosmetically, crowns can be used to conceal stains and other dental flaws to improve your smile’s appearance. Dental crowns can also be used with other dental treatments like root canals, bridges, and implants.
Dental crowns are tooth caps or coverings placed over damaged teeth to strengthen their structure, protect them from injury or decay, or improve their esthetic appearance. They can be made from a metallic material, porcelain, ceramics, or composite resin and cover a tooth down to the gum line. Porcelain crowns are often a favorite as porcelain is a highly durable material and closely resembles the color of natural teeth, giving your crowned tooth a more pleasing appearance. Once a crown is bonded to your tooth, it can last for years, restoring your tooth’s function and usefulness.
Dental crowns can be customized for size, shape, and color to suit your unique dental needs. In addition to restoring a tooth’s function, dental crown treatment can be used for cosmetic reasons to make your smile more esthetically pleasing. At Bearley Dental, we use crowns to:
With proper care, our dental crown treatments can last for 10 to 15 years, improving the looks, quality, and function of your teeth.