The tooth can typically be seen as having two basic parts to it. There are the roots and nerves that extend beneath gum line, and there is the visible area above the gum line. When the tooth sustains damage or injury, or perhaps extensive tooth decay, a dental crown is needed in order to restore both the function and the aesthetics of the affected tooth.
Dental crowns can be made using a number of materials, and the type you receive will depend upon your unique needs. Some of the materials used include stainless steel, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or ceramic. In the majority of cases, patients prefer tooth-coloured crowns that will offer a wholly natural appeal once in place.
Custom-made dental crowns are made to offer a seamless look once they are in place, and they will match the size, and shape of your natural tooth. Once your tooth-coloured crown has been placed, it’ll be indistinguishable from your adjacent natural teeth.
Patients who are missing one or more teeth will find that dental crowns attached to titanium implants can help to restore a smile.