Damaged or injured teeth can be both uncomfortable to feel and to look at. Dental crowns can strengthen and improve the structure and appearance of a cavity-filled tooth. One of the most commonly performed procedures in restorative dentistry, dental crowns can repair structural damage done to a tooth by cavities or impact trauma. Modern technology has made the dental capping process more effective than ever before. At WestLake Dental Care in Sterling, we offer dental crowns as a solution to weakened and injured teeth.
A dental crown is custom-made to match a patient’s surrounding teeth. It will fully cover your tooth and repair severe damage such as:
In order to place a crown, sometimes referred to as a “cap,” our dentist will first need to change the shape of your tooth and remove any damaged or decayed sections from it. This will also give the crown room to fit nicely. The dental team at WestLake Dental Care takes a conservative approach to reshape teeth, never removing more than is necessary. This is to ensure that overall oral health is secure. A mold will be taken of your teeth to create your personal, custom crown. After the crown is ready, our dental team will ensure that the restorative crowns fit perfectly before securing it to the tooth.
There are many different materials available to make dental crowns from porcelain to zirconia. Our dentist will work with you to ensure that you are aware of all the pros and cons of each material before choosing the right one for you together.
If you are aware that you have cavities or a severely damaged tooth, please contact our Sterling office today to schedule a restorative consultation with our expert team of dentist.