Dental Crowns: Solutions for damaged teeth
At Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile. That's why we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including dental crowns. Dental crowns are a versatile solution for a variety of dental problems, from repairing a damaged tooth to improving the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that fit over your existing tooth. They are typically made from porcelain or ceramic, and are designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Crowns are an effective way to restore teeth that are damaged or decayed, as they can help to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage.
Types of dental crowns
There are several different types of dental crowns available, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few of the most common types of dental crowns:
- Porcelain crowns: These crowns are made from a durable, tooth-colored material that can be customized to match the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are a popular choice for front teeth, as they offer a natural-looking restoration.
- Ceramic crowns: Similar to porcelain crowns, ceramic crowns are made from a tooth-colored material that can be customized to match your natural teeth. Ceramic crowns are typically used for front teeth, as they offer a natural-looking restoration.
- Metal crowns: These crowns are made from a variety of metals, including gold and silver. Metal crowns are durable and long-lasting, but they are not typically used for front teeth due to their metallic appearance.
- Zirconia crowns: Zirconia is a strong, durable material that is often used for dental implants. Zirconia crowns are a good choice for back teeth, as they can withstand the force of chewing and grinding.
The benefits of dental crowns
There are many benefits to getting dental crowns. Here are just a few:
- They can improve the appearance of your teeth: Dental crowns can be customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, which can help to improve the appearance of your smile.
- They can strengthen damaged teeth: If you have a tooth that is cracked or decayed, a dental crown can help to strengthen it and prevent further damage.
- They can improve your bite: If you have a tooth that is misshapen or uneven, a dental crown can help to improve your bite and make it easier to chew and speak.
- They can protect your teeth: If you have a tooth that is at risk of further damage, a dental crown can help to protect it and prevent the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
The benefits of dental crowns are numerous. They can improve the appearance of the teeth, strengthen damaged teeth, improve the patient's bite, and protect the teeth from further damage. Dental crowns are also a relatively simple and straightforward procedure that can be completed in just a few appointments.
Patients who may be candidates for dental crowns should consult with Dr. Shawn Monahan to determine whether this treatment is the best option for their individual needs. Give us a call today at (480) 764-2111 and we will give you a reason to smile.