Damaged teeth don’t automatically need to be extracted. If you fractured a tooth in an accident or broke a tooth eating hard candy, Dr. Ryan Zhuoran Zhao may be able to save it with dental crown treatment. Dental crowns are special tooth coverings that support weak, worn or damaged teeth to keep them from further breakage. A crown can hold a fractured tooth together, reinforce a tooth weakened by decay or protect teeth that have undergone root canal treatment. At Harmony Smile Dental, we offer dental crown services to Sunnyvale, California, residents and beyond.
Dental crowns can be made from diverse materials including:
Many people prefer porcelain crowns as they closely resemble the shade and sheen of natural teeth. Porcelain crowns will blend right in if you’re crowning a tooth that’s visible when you smile. Metal crowns may be more appropriate for back teeth as they are durable enough to withstand the pressure of constant chewing. You can also combine materials, such as porcelain-fused-to-metal, to get the best each material offers in your crown treatment.
Crowns serve many purposes in modern dentistry. One important purpose is repairing severely decayed or damaged teeth to save them from extraction. Dental crowns can repair teeth that are:
By crowning a damaged tooth, Dr. Zhao can fortify its structure to restore its function and usefulness. A dental crown will cover a damaged tooth all the way to the gum line, keeping it safe and secure from future decay or breakage. In the process, crowns conceal the damage along with stains and discolorations to improve your tooth’s appearance, which, in turn, will enhance your smile. Dental crowns help preserve natural teeth to save them from extraction.