Crowns are a cosmetic restoration that strengthen a tooth or improve its shape and are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. Let Your Total Dental and Orthodontics assist you in deciding if a dental crown is what you need to fix your smile!

How They Work?

Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion above the gum line. The crown then, essentially, becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. While there are many materials that crowns can be made of, most people favor having porcelain because it most closely resembles the color and translucency of natural teeth and is also quite strong.

Why They Matter

Crowns or partial crowns, called onlays, are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. We will have a dental laboratory technician examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements in order to sculpt a crown from your distinct tooth impression, ensuring that it functions perfectly when placed. Crowns serve to not only restore your smile, but also to protect your mouth from further damage.

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