What is a crown?
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 knowledgeable dentists will help you determine which type of dental crown in Springdale, Arkansas is right for your smile.
Do I need a crown?
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. Dr. Parham may also suggest a crown to:
- Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- Anchor and attach a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
- Improve a misshapen tooth
- Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
- Support a large filling when very little natural tooth structure remains
To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY today!