Dental CrownsAn Overview
Dental crowns are a versatile dental restoration that our dentist in Claremont uses for restorative dentistry purposes and cosmetic reasons. We custom-design our dental crowns so that we can use them to protect an existing tooth after a root canal, repair a damaged tooth, and cap dental implants. Our dental crowns consist of high-quality dental porcelain that mimics the natural look and feel of your real tooth enamel.
Dental crowns are a permanent dental restoration that restores the natural structure and aesthetic of your damaged tooth. They are so versatile, that we recommend them to address a range of dental concerns.
Dental crowns can help address the following dental issues:
- Discolored tooth
- Crooked tooth
- Misshaped tooth
- Decayed tooth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Secure a tooth after a root canal
- Replace a missing tooth with a dental implant
Restore a Tooth After a Root Canal Using a Dental Crown
A root canal is a conservative treatment option for repairing an infected tooth. Our dentist provides the root canal procedure to remove the diseased pulp from the tooth. Most patients who receive a root canal will require a dental crown to strengthen the tooth after the removal of the pulp.
Tooth restoration after a root canal is a common dental procedure that can help restore the look and strength of the affected tooth. The most common way of restoring the tooth is by using a dental crown. It will cover the remaining part of the tooth after a root canal, which helps to protect it from further infection and damage. The crown also provides support for the remaining natural tooth structure, allowing for normal chewing and biting functions.
We make our dental crowns in-house to fit each patient’s individual needs. After the root canal procedure, we will take a digital impression of your mouth and custom-fabricate your new crown.
A Dental Crown Can Replace a Single Missing Tooth
Missing a single tooth can be a serious issue for many people, as it will affect your appearance and overall oral health. Fortunately, dental crowns are an effective option to permanently replace a single missing tooth. A dental crown is a cap-like structure that fits over the remaining part of the natural tooth to restore its size, shape, and strength.
However, the process will include using a dental implant. Dental implants are small titanium screws that our dentist surgically places into the jaw. The dental crown fits snugly on the implant post and helps support the alignment and function of your bite.
An implant-secured dental crown is the most natural option for replacing a single missing tooth. Because the implant post replaces the lost tooth root, it gives the crown a permanent place to sit. We fabricate the dental crown right in our office so that it perfectly fits in with your unique mouth.
Claremont Dental Institute handles all phases of the dental implant procedure. Our in-house dental implants provide quick, precise results. To learn more about replacing a single missing tooth using a dental crown and implant, see Single dental implant.