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. While crowns may me bad of several different materials, Dr. Randall has chosen to use only porcelain when creating your crown. Porcelain is an excellent choice for a dental crown due to the fact that it mimics the appearance, translucency and durability of your natural tooth enamel. This ensures that your restoration will be both beautiful and long-lasting.
Your smile may benefit from a porcelain 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: