Dental crowns, or caps, are used to protect and preserve teeth that have been damaged, restoring the shape, function, and appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns are custom designed to look and function just like your natural teeth! We invite you to call the office of William Forero DMD, PA to learn more about dental crowns in Coral Springs, Florida, and to schedule your appointment with one of our talented dentists.
A dental crown is used to entire cover, or “cap,” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening your damaged tooth, a dental crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape, and alignment. A crown may also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials used to create dental crowns include gold and metal alloys, acrylic, and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger the porcelain, and may be recommended for your back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Our dentists may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had a root canal treatment
While dental crowns are durable restorations and can last for many years, they can sometimes become loose or fall out. Please practice good oral hygiene at home to maintain your oral health and prevent gum disease and other dental problems. We also recommend that you visit our dentists and hygienists for regular dental checkups and cleanings, and that you avoid chewing on hard foods, ice, or other hard objects.
Please contact our office to learn more about dental crowns and schedule your consultation with our dental professionals.