Do I need a porcelain crown?
Dental crowns are one of several restorations often used in dental practices to restore smiles. These special pieces, sometimes referred to as “porcelain tooth caps,” can cover the exposed portion of a tooth to offer durability and protection from further damage or dental decay. Many patients who visit Cambridge Family Dental of Cambridge, Wisconsin, often ask about dental crowns and when they might need one.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are porcelain restorations made to match the patient’s remaining teeth. They are designed to cover a tooth that needs strength following decay, disease, or infection. These restorations are customized to the patient’s smile to ensure seamless integration, using materials that closely mimic the look of natural tooth enamel. This ensures a natural-looking restoration for a damaged tooth. We match the crowns in size, color, and shape for the patient’s unique needs.
When would I need a dental crown?
Patients who undergo root canal therapy often need to have a dental crown adhered to the tooth afterward. This is because the removal of the nerves and blood supply deadens the tooth and can make it weak and brittle. Placing a porcelain crown over the tooth offers protection and strength using porcelain materials that mimic the look of one’s natural tooth enamel for seamless integration.
How do I take care of my dental crown?
It is vital that you talk to our team to learn more about caring for your new dental restoration. Most dental crowns will last many years when patients are mindful of caring for their smiles. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Dr. Angela Bauer Williams will ensure the dental crown remains as long as possible!
Request an appointment at Cambridge Family Dental to find out if you could benefit from root canal therapy or other restorative dentistry procedures!
With advanced technology and techniques, we strive to provide quality care and comfortable treatments. If you need root canal therapy, relax and know you are in good hands with Dr. Angela Bauer Williams!
Call (608) 423-6784 to connect with our friendly front office team at 710 Katie Court and take the first steps to a healthier smile!