Rapid City Dental Crowns
There are many reasons why you may need a dental crown. In some cases, a crown can be used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile. If you are considering getting a dental crown, it’s important to understand the different types of crowns that are available and what each one is best suited for. This article will provide an overview of the different types of dental crowns and their benefits.
What is a Crown?
Crowns are a type of dental restoration that, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, fillings are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain (or some other ceramic material), gold (or metal alloys), or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps” or “tooth caps”.
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
You may need a dental crown to address the following:
-Protection: Protecting a weak tooth that may have been weakened due to decay.
-Restoration: Restoring a broken tooth or a tooth that has been worn down
-Covering: Supporting and covering a tooth with a significant filling where there may not be many teeth remaining
-Cosmetic: Covering misshapen or extremely discolored teeth
-Implants: In some cases, an implant may need additional coverage
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer many benefits for patients who are seeking to improve the appearance and function of their teeth. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is designed to cover a tooth in order to protect it from further damage or decay.
Crowns can also be used to restore a tooth that has already been damaged or to improve its appearance by changing its shape or color. In addition, crowns can be used to support a dental bridge or denture. Crowns are typically made from porcelain or ceramic, and they can last for many years with proper care. If you are considering dental crowns, be sure to discuss all of the potential benefits with your dentist.
What Types of Crowns Do We Offer?
- All metal-porcelain
- All resin
- All ceramic.
Call Black Hills Area Dental today to schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if dental crowns are right for you