If your tooth is significantly damaged, Dr. Sonney L Chong may recommend a dental crown to restore your oral health. A crown is a customized restoration that covers your natural tooth and restores your tooth’s shape and function after the damaged parts are removed. When you receive a dental crown in Sacramento, California, from our practice, we ensure that your restoration is both beautiful and long lasting with natural-looking porcelain. If you have any questions about dental crowns, and to schedule your appointment, we welcome you to contact us at 916-421-3057. We are always happy to help!
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
- To anchor and attach a dental bridge
- To cover and complete a dental implant
- To enhance the beauty of your smile
- To improve a misshapen tooth
- To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
- To 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!