Dental crowns are designed to completely envelop teeth that are damaged, weak, or aesthetically imperfect. Often made of tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or composite resin, crowns can lend strength, protection, and aesthetics to teeth that have had root canal therapy, cracked or fractured teeth, teeth with decay, and more. Typically, crowns require two visits to Dr. Coley Ramsey at Next Level Dental to complete. For more information on dental crowns in Smyrna, Tennessee, please contact our office at 615-459-6354 today. Our dentist and team will gladly answer your questions and help you feel well-informed about your oral health and smile.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including to:
- Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- Anchor and attach a dental bridge
- Cover and complete a dental implant
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
- Improve a misshapen tooth
- Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak
- Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!