Do you have a tooth that is discolored, decayed, cracked, or chipped? Is your tooth sensitive to temperature or pressure when chewing? In many of these situations a crown can solve all these problems and restore your beautiful smile.
A crown may be required instead of a filling is some situations like:
A heavily decayed tooth
The failure of a large filling
A cracked tooth
Protecting a tooth after root canal treatment
When you have a small cavity a composite filling can be used to restore the tooth. But if the tooth is too broken or decayed, a dental crown is recommended to support and protect the tooth. A tooth may be cracked by trauma, excessive bite force or the weakening of the tooth due to decay. Minor cracks are restored with a full coverage dental crown. Serious cracks causing significant discomfort will require a root canal to relieve your pain, and a crown to ensure the treated tooth does not fracture further.
Dental crowns can be used to restore the appearance of your tooth. Anterior teeth with large fillings and/or fractures are often restored to their previous form and function with full ceramic crowns. All anterior crowns are shade matched with custom shading . This allows for your crown to perfectly match your natural teeth and be completely unnoticeable to the untrained eye.