A dental crown restoration is often called for to treat a tooth that has been significantly compromised by a large cavity, dental attrition, or a large dental fracture. This mode of treatment is designed to fully replace the original tooth enamel layer with an alternate material.
The material that Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner advocates for the dental crown will be based on several factors. This includes the tooth’s location in your mouth, it’s primary function, and its appearance in your smile as well as your personal preference.
A dental crown made from gold or base metal alloys might be called for to restore a compromised molar or premolar in the back of the mouth. These materials are known to be durable, which could help a dental crown in the acts of grinding and chewing food for safe swallowing.
If the eventual dental crown will be visible in your smile she might recommend having it created from dental grade porcelain. This material can be shaded to match the adjacent teeth in your smile. Sometimes a porcelain dental crown will also include a strong metal core for added bite strength.
If you are in the Burlington, Connecticut, area and you have a significantly compromised tooth, you should call 860-673-7155 to seek professional care at Bethaney B. Brenner, DMD, LLC’s dental offices.