A dental crown is a prosthetic that is shaped to mimic a tooth. It is placed over the top of your own tooth like a cap (hence the crown’s nickname of “cap”). Crowns can be made from a number of materials, including porcelain and metal. We like to use porcelain crowns because they have the strength and durability you need and want without sacrificing aesthetics. In fact, today’s porcelain dental crowns look so much like natural teeth, that most people will never know the difference.
Crowns can solve a range of dental problems, and are used to improve both function and cosmetic appearance. Some of the issues that we treat with crowns here in our Seagrove and Miramar Beach dental offices include:
- Severely chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Teeth that are deeply stained or discolored
- Improperly shaped teeth that are affecting your bite or the appearance of your smile
- Teeth that are fragile or brittle because of dental treatments
If you have a tooth that is causing problems, we are happy to assess the situation and see if a crown is the right treatment for you.