Crowns are one of the most popular and effective dental restoration options available today. These caps cover damaged teeth to protect them from producing other problems. During a consultation at our practice in Venice, FL, your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Clark Wright, can discuss the crown options available to you to determine which one will best fit your needs—read on to learn more.
The Different Types of Crowns
These days, crowns come in a wide array of materials, including Zirconia, porcelain, ceramic, and a combination of these materials.
When choosing the crown material that will be perfect for your requirements, your cosmetic dentist will consider these crucial factors:
- The location of the teeth/tooth
- The position and condition of the gum tissue
- How visible the tooth is when you talk, yawn, smile, or laugh
- How much of the natural tooth structure remains
- The function of the tooth that require crowns
- The shade of the adjacent teeth
- Your personal goals and preferences
Do You Need a Dental Crown?
Essentially, if you have a large cavity that’s too big for a natural tooth filling, a crown might be a better option for you. You may likewise need a dental crown if you have a severely weakened, cracked, or worn-out tooth. In some cases, dentists will also recommend a crown after a root canal procedure since the tooth will be more fragile and will require protection. A crown may also be recommended if you have a missing tooth and you need a dental implant or bridge.
Depending on your reason for getting a dental crown, your dentist may first apply a temporary crown over your tooth before applying the permanent crown. The permanent crown will be seated at your succeeding appointment.
Need Dental Work? Contact our Office in Venice, FL, Today
Interested in dental crowns? Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Clark Wright, by calling our office in Venice, FL, today: (941) 493-5923.