Saving Teeth with Modern Dental Crowns
When you need to restore a tooth, the goal of your treatment will be to fortify your tooth while retaining as much of its remaining healthy structure as possible. In some cases, that can be accomplished with a minimally invasive dental filling or tooth bonding procedure. However, if your tooth is significantly cracked, fractured, broken, decayed, or otherwise compromised, then a custom-made dental crown may be the most appropriate option. Dental crowns are made to closely mimic healthy, natural teeth, and are bonded over them to fully restore their health and function. For optimal results, we offer a variety of types of dental crowns that can fit every patient’s unique needs and preferences.
All Types of Dental Crowns
To prepare for dental crown placement, your dentist will prepare your tooth by carefully sculpting down the outer layers of its natural crown. Then, he’ll use advanced digital imaging technology to capture highly detailed and precise measurements of your tooth and dental ridges. These measurements will be used to craft the crown of your choice, which may be made from metal, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or zirconia. During your examination, your dentist will help you choose by explaining which options may be best for your specific needs, and what you can expect from each option.
Find a Dental Crown that Matches Your Needs
Your teeth are unique, and the dental crown that’s made to restore one of them should be, too. To learn more about the benefits of a lifelike dental crown, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453.