Even with a cavity or small chip, teeth often require significant structural repair. When a dental filling will not offer the improvement you need, dental crowns, inlays, and onlays often offer more substantial support, so you can regain the physical integrity, function, and health of your tooth.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are hollow artificial teeth that are placed over a natural tooth. Crafted out of a variety of materials according to the needs of your tooth, the crown offers protection, coverage, and support. It may also improve the balance of your bite if your tooth is significantly damaged, and enhance your smile’s esthetic quality. We offer metal and PFM (porcelain fused-to-metal) for back teeth and those that require serious support. Porcelain crowns offer an esthetically pleasing, natural appearance for front teeth that do not bear a heavy load. Zirconia offers the natural beauty of porcelain with added strength to withstand greater pressure.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
We may suggest a dental crown in many situations, including severe tooth decay or immediately after a root canal therapy to protect your tooth. Crowns offer the following benefits:
- Coverage of a tooth to prevent breakage
- Coverage and protection for a tooth that is too broken or weak to remain in place on its own but that does not require an extraction
- Protection and restored structure and function to your tooth, particularly after a large cavity
- Protection against subsequent infection after a root canal therapy
Schedule an Appointment for Dental Crowns With Us
Dental crowns can help protect damaged teeth and restore your full smile. For more information, please contact one of our Riverside Dental Group offices. We have locations in Corona, Moreno Valley, Riverside, and Temecula.