A dental crown can restore a compromised tooth. At Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group in Carlsbad Village, California, Ryan Watkins, DDS, and the team of dental experts provide strong and durable dental crowns to improve your oral health and give you a beautiful smile. To learn more, schedule a visit with Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group by calling the office or booking online.
A dental crown is an artificial tooth cap that covers and partially replaces the portion of your tooth that sticks up out of your gumline. The team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group designs your crown from an impression of your tooth, then seals it in place, where it extends as far as your gumline.
Crowns are a restorative tool, so your dentist uses them to improve the strength, structure, or appearance of your tooth. The Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group team might suggest a crown to:
Replace a collection of large fillings in your tooth Give your tooth extra support after a root canal Protect a damaged or decayed tooth Improve the appearance of a tooth
Your dentist can also use a dental crown in conjunction with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
There are a few materials commonly used for dental implants, including:
Each material has different advantages depending on the position of the crown in your mouth.
Cast gold, for example, is a highly durable material and can withstand a large amount of biting force, making it an excellent material for crowns in the back of your mouth. Porcelain, on the other hand, is more aesthetically pleasing, making it a good selection for your more visible teeth in the front.
Your crown is designed from an impression of your mouth, so it blends in with the rest of your teeth and feels natural. Because of this, you probably won’t even notice your crown any more than notice any of your other teeth.
Dental crowns don’t require any special care or maintenance. If you brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular cleanings with the team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group, your dental crown can last for many years to come.
To learn more about how a dental crown can benefit your smile, schedule a consultation with Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group today by calling the office or booking with the online tool.