When you get damaged teeth repaired, dental crowns can help fully restore their strength and shape. As your dentist in Amesbury, MA, we can fit your teeth with custom dental crowns after performing any repairs needed to preserve the root. We’re always here to help you enjoy the absolute best dental health and maintain your beautiful smile.
Types of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are essentially tooth-shaped caps that go over the repaired tooth to give it strength and restore its appearance. The type of dental crown you need depends on the condition of the underlying tooth structure.
Full dental crowns are used most often since they fully cover the repaired tooth, starting at the gumline and providing a full bite surface. If you still have a lot of your natural tooth surface left, you may need a 3/4 crown or onlay instead.
No matter which type you need, you can have your crown made out of:
- Composite resin
You may also get crowns made out of a combination of materials, like porcelain fused to a metal base.
When to Get Dental Crowns
Most often, you’ll need to get a dental crown placed after having severely decayed or damaged teeth repaired by your dentist. In most cases, crowns are needed whenever you have restorative work done beyond a simple filling.
You may need to get a dental crown if:
- A tooth is cracking apart or otherwise broken
- You just had root canal therapy done
- Your teeth are several discolored
- A tooth needs more support after a large filling
Dental crowns are also used when you get a dental bridge or implants to replace missing teeth. Your dentist will let you know when you can benefit from getting a crown put in to help restore your smile.
Need Dental Crowns? Call to Schedule Your Visit
If you would like to know more about getting dental crowns, call 978-712-4089 to reach our team at Amesbury Family Dental. Our team will help you find a convenient time to swing by for an exam and to speak to your dentist. You can count on us to help you maintain a healthy smile through every stage of life, so please feel free to call anytime.