What are Crowns?

Crowns are a method of restorative dentistry. The crown covers the tooth, giving it normal function and appearance. They can be all metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all porcelain. The right option will depend on where the tooth is located and the concerns of the patient.

Crowns can be used in a variety of situations. Teeth that have large fillings, have undergone a root canal, are fractured, have been severely worn due to grinding, are misshapen, or have been discolored can be helped through the use of crowns.

If the above describes any of your teeth, a crown may be the best way to restore function and aesthetics. Contact us to schedule your consultation.


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