A crown is a cap or cover that is fitted to a damaged or weakened tooth. It is also the final step in a
root canal treatment. A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size, color, and function. The skilled dentists at Erik P. Cadra DMD are here to shape and fit your crown, whether it be for repair and restoration, or to improve the appearance of your smile.
A crown is often the best choice for restoring a tooth that has damage beyond the range of a traditional dental filling. This may be because of a cavity that is too large to fill, a tooth that is cracked or otherwise weakened, or is badly shaped or discolored.. You may have an older restoration that is no longer repairable by simply replacing the existing material. If further decay has developed around an older filling, there may not be enough of the tooth left to support a new filling after the new decay is removed. At some point, it makes more sense to fit a crown instead of trying to preserve a weakened tooth with a large filling. A crown can make a tooth stronger, and therefore less susceptible to further damage. It can also be a
cosmetic choice, as it can look much better than the existing tooth.
Crowns are available in several different materials. These include ceramic, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, metal alloy, and composite resin. The choice will depend on your desired appearance, the location and function of the tooth, position and condition of the surrounding gum tissue, and expense.
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