If you have a broken, weakened or damaged tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown to restore it. A crown covers a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. It can also strengthen your tooth. If there isn’t enough tooth remaining to safely hold a filling, a crown can help strengthen the tooth and restore it’s appearance. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that’s already broken. Sometimes, a crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. Crowns also cover dental implants. If Dr. Morgan and our team recommend a crown, it is probably to correct one of these conditions. To receive a dental crown in Richlands, North Carolina, please call Morgan Family Dentistry at 910-324-1283 (Richlands) or 910-347-1283 (Jacksonville) today.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:To protect a tooth following root canal treatmentTo anchor and attach a dental bridgeTo cover and complete a dental implantTo enhance the beauty of your smileTo improve a misshapen toothTo strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakenedTo support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!