Dental Crowns Offer A Stronger Form Of Protection

Sometimes, a cavity or other dental injury leaves behind damage that is too severe for treatment with a dental filling. When this happens, we can place a dental crown to restore your tooth completely above the gumline. This provides durable support to return strength to your bite and prevent its force from further damaging your tooth while preserving its root below. A dental crown can combine functional support with cosmetic restoration by mimicking the appearance of your natural tooth. Made from a variety of materials, including metal, composite resin, or dental porcelain, a crown’s protection can serve for over a decade with appropriate care.

Designing And Placing Your Custom Crown

At Denali Dental Care, we will choose the material used to create your crown based on the location of your injured tooth. For teeth toward the back of the mouth that take significant force, metal or porcelain fused to metal crowns can provide superior strength. For your more visible teeth, we will typically select a composite resin or porcelain material to focus on recreating your tooth’s appearance. This means taking careful measurements to replicate the shape, size, and color of your missing tooth. To fashion your crown, we will take an impression of your bite when you visit to discuss your new restoration. When the prosthetic is ready, we will invite you to a follow-up appointment to check that it fits comfortably in your bite. We can make any necessary adjustments before permanently bonding it to your prepared tooth. Because your crown preserves your remaining healthy structure below, you must continue to brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque from reaching below the gumline. If a cavity forms at the root, it could compromise your restoration and require significant repair work.