A dental crown does pretty much exactly what it says: it crowns the base of another tooth, creating a protective and natural looking cover for that tooth. Crowns are prosthetic teeth, made of either gold alloy, zirconia, porcelain or a combination of materials. They are designed to last a very long time. When your dentist recommends a crown, it is probably to correct one of these conditions:
Here are a few more reasons crowns are desired by our patients, which are more cosmetic or useful in nature:
To replace missing teeth
To cover or hide misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
To create a completely natural, near-perfect smile
To address chewing problems
To correct problems caused from accidents, disease or wear and tear
Whatever the cause or need for your crown may be, Dr. Hartzell can advise you of the best course of action and perform the creation and placement of your crown, professionally and efficiently.