DENTAL CROWNS – PROTECTING YOUR TEETH AND KEEPING YOU SMILING
A crown is a protective covering that restores and improves the tooth’s appearance while also shielding and strengthening it. Permanently fixed in place, your crown will last for many years.
Your dentist may prescribe a crown if you’ve had a very large filling or a root canal. A crown may also be used to hold a dental bridge in place or as a realistic replacement tooth with an implant. When teeth are misshapen or badly discolored, crowns (also known as caps) can make a big difference in improving your appearance. Today, with advanced materials and state-of-the-art techniques, crowns are custom-made to be both durable and lifelike.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that cover the entire visible portion of the tooth to restore its strength, size and appearance. Our expert in dental crowns in Las Vegas may recommend a dental crown if you have a tooth that has been weakened by decay or damage, if you have undergone root canal therapy, if your tooth is severely worn, if you have an extremely large filing, if you have a dental bridge or if you have a dental implant. Dental crowns may be used on both children and adults.
Ceramic crowns are most often preferred on the front teeth because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong for that purpose.Porcelain crowns describes a porcelain crown with a gold substrate. The gold substrate adds significant strength to the porcelain and they are preferred on the back teeth. Porcelain crowns have proven outstanding durability and also provide you with a very natural looking crown and functionality.Gold crowns are the most durable but lack the natural aesthetics of porcelain.
Some patients prefer them on the back teeth for more durability.Crowns are often preferred to silver amalgam fillings for the clean natural look they provide. Crowns are fabricated in the dental laboratory, by highly skilled professionals. Your crown is constructed from a unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to address and examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally when the crown is permanently placed.