Dental crowns refer to tooth-shaped caps that cover a tooth and serve a number of purposes. Dental crowns can be used to protect a weak or cracked tooth, or to restore a tooth that has already been broken. They can also be used to purely for cosmetic purposes to improve your appearance. Dental crowns are designed to fully encase the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum line.
To determine if you need a dental crown, your dentist in Brookfield will examine and assess your mouth and any other existing dental conditions. Dental crowns may sometimes also be necessary to cover a tooth with a large filling or to hold a dental bridge in place.
Dental crowns are made of a variety of materials, the most common being metal allows such as gold or nickel, a combination of porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic. Your dentist in Brookfield will discuss each option with you and help you understand the benefits and/or disadvantages of each type, and determine what might be best for you.
For more information on dental crowns in Brookfield, Wisconsin call Paul G. Culver, D.D.S. (262) 782-1655 or request an appointment!