If you would like to restore your tooth to its ideal comfort and function, our dentist may recommend a dental crown. Dr. Audrey Kemp uses a dental crown to whiten your teeth and repair cracks, chips, and other damages. Crowns are designed to match the shape and tone of your smile, and they are meant to cover your tooth, starting at the gum line. If you would like to learn more about a dental crown in Durham, North Carolina, we invite you to contact us at Bull City Dental today.
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!