What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-colored “caps” that completely cover damaged or treated teeth by reinforcing the tooth’s structure. At Today’s Family Dental, we use dental crowns to restore the look of smiles while improving an individual’s overall oral function.
Porcelain crowns are colored and personalized to each patient, meaning that they’re made to fit the rest of your smile perfectly. As this restoration is made of a highly durable porcelain, patients enjoy the benefits of this treatment well into the future.
Do I Need a Crown?
Although dental crowns are a more traditional approach to restorative treatment, they can also be used to aesthetically restore teeth that have been compromised by a deep fracture or crack. At Today’s Family Dental, our Waco dentists use porcelain crowns when there is extensive damage that can’t be repaired by a filling but is not extensive enough to warrant extraction.
Some conditions we’ve treated with dental crowns include:
- Fractured or large fillings
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Root canal treated teeth
As with any other dental condition, meeting with your dentist is an important first step in getting the best treatment possible. If you have any of the dental problems mentioned, we strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with the Today’s Family Dental Team. During this visit, our Waco, TX dentists can thoroughly evaluate the condition of your teeth and provide guidance on the best course of treatment.
Visit Today’s Family Dental
If you have broken, fractured, or decayed teeth that need attention, don’t neglect them any longer. Visit our dental office in Waco, TX to learn about this cosmetic procedure and how it can benefit your oral health. Here at Today’s Family Dental, we’ll ensure that you get the best personalized treatment possible. Call us today to get started!
This tooth has a large filling as shown. A crown is needed on this tooth, instead of a veneer, because there isn’t enough natural tooth left to support a veneer. A crown will cover and protect the tooth, but will look the same as a veneer.
The top teeth now have veneers, except the one that had the large filling, which now has a crown.