Teeth are one of the few parts of the body that can't heal themselves from damage. A tooth once decayed or broken can only be repaired or replaced. But with proper care, the repaired tooth can look and function as if it had never been damaged in the first place. If you have cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth that you would like to repair, Advanced Dental Concepts can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns.
A dental crown, also called a cap, is a tooth-shaped shell fitted over your natural tooth. Crowns can also be incorporated into a bridge or dental implant and used to replace missing teeth. A crown preserves what remains of a damaged tooth, protecting it from further harm, and helps return that tooth to normal function and a healthy appearance.
Types of crowns
Dental crowns come in several different materials with distinct advantages, including:
Getting a crown
Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. The tooth that needs the work will be shaved down slightly to make room for the crown, and then a cast of the tooth will be taken. The crown will be custom-designed to fit your tooth and to sit comfortably in your mouth. Once it is complete, the crown can be cemented to your tooth, fixing it permanently in place.
Once a crown is placed, it functions just like your natural teeth, and you can care for it the same way. Regular brushing and flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. For best results, make sure to continue to see us for regular dental exams and preventive cleanings.
Our Broomall office delivers exemplary service and distinctive dental care to residents of Broomall, Philadelphia, Delaware County, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your exam or consultation with Dr. White, or request an appointment online.