Different Ways a Dental Crown Can Fix Your Smile

The most effective tooth restorations are those that not only immediately fix your tooth, but also protect it from becoming more damaged or infected over time. In many cases, the most effective solution to accomplish both is a custom-designed dental crown. Today, dental crowns can fix your smile in a variety of different ways, from improving a tooth’s appearance to restoring and protecting it’s damaged structure. Even if you’ve lost a tooth or need to have one extracted, a dental crown may be able to restore your smile by replacing it.

When Your Tooth Needs a Makeover

Today’s dental crowns are often made from lifelike dental porcelain or zirconia, which can be tailored to closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth structure. For teeth that suffer from severe staining, worn down surfaces, chipped edges, or more, a lifelike crown can offer a complete makeover for the tooth by covering it entirely.

When Your Tooth Needs Support

One of the oldest and most common uses for a dental crown is to restore a tooth that’s been fractured or broken. Damage to a tooth’s structure doesn’t heal. However, by capping the tooth with a durable dental crown, your dentist can help you restore the tooth’s function and prevent the damage from growing worse.

When Your Tooth Needs Replacement

Traditionally, dental bridges have been the go-to treatment for replacing a lost tooth. Yet, many patients can benefit more from a dental implant-supported crown, which consists of a root-like post that is implanted into your jawbone and topped by a realistic dental crown. Compared to a bridge, an implant crown can offer better results for your long-term oral health and help you avoid the need to alter healthy teeth for support.

Fix Your Smile with a Custom-Designed Dental Crown

With a dental crown designed to meet your specific needs and preferences, you can help your smile recover from a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative issues. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.