What is a dental crown?

When a patient needs the shape, size, strength, or appearance of a tooth restored, Dr. Lockwood may recommend a dental crown in Kenai, Alaska. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. When cemented in place, the dental crown will cover the entire visible part of the tooth.

Do I need a dental crown?

There are many reasons why our dentist may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown can keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together. Dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that are broken or badly worn. Sometimes, when a large dental filling is placed, the tooth is left without much structure. A dental crown can cover and support this weakened tooth. Dental crowns are used to anchor dental bridges in a patient’s mouth. Dental crowns can improve the appearance of teeth that are irregularly shaped or badly stained. A dental implant, which replaces a missing tooth, can be topped with a dental crown. Our dentist may also suggest a dental crown to make a cosmetic improvement to your smile.
 

 
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact Kenai Dental Clinic today.