Custom Dental Crowns
Sometimes, a tooth can be too damaged to fix with a cosmetic treatment, like tooth bonding, but not damaged enough to warrant tooth extraction. To save the tooth from becoming more damaged, your dentist may recommend placing a dental crown over it for protection. Because a balanced bite relies on a full set of healthy teeth, a dental crown also restores your ability to bite and chew properly.
The Many Uses of Dental Crowns
As replicas of your healthy, natural teeth, dental crowns can serve multiple purposes, from repairing a crack or fracture to restoring broken teeth. Depending on your specific needs, your dental crown may be made from one of several types of materials, though porcelain and zirconia are the most popular due to their lifelike appearance.
In some cases, your dentist may recommend a partial dental crown, also known as an inlay or onlay, to repair a tooth that doesn’t require a full dental crown. Inlays and onlays offer the dual benefits of repairing damaged tooth structure while preserving a maximum amount of the healthy structure that remains.
If you’ve lost a tooth, or a tooth is damaged enough to require extraction, then your dentist may recommend replacing it with a dental implant and crown. An implant is a small titanium post that can be inserted into the jawbone, then after a short period of healing, can be utilized to support a lifelike dental crown.
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At Sunny Smiles, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.