Dental crowns are prosthetic caps that are hollowed so they can fit over a tooth. These devices are made from materials like porcelain or composite resin to replicate the appearance and function of natural teeth. Crowns have functional and cosmetic purposes as they can be used to protect a compromised tooth while improving its appearance.
As we mentioned, crowns have several uses in dentistry. If you have a structurally unsound tooth because of an accident or tooth decay, a dental crown can help protect the tooth from further damage. Crowns are also used as the cap and visible component to a dental implant or as anchors for more extensive restorations like dental bridges.
The Beechnut Dental Care team is excited to enhance your smile and protect your damaged teeth with our custom-made restorations. If you want to learn more, give our office a call today!