Dental Crowns Strengthen Damaged Teeth

Are you suffering from a weak, damaged tooth? You can now strengthen your teeth and improve your smile with dental crowns from your Putnam, CT, dentists, Dr. Stephen Solomon and Dr. Jonathan Solomon.

Dental problems, like teeth decay, will affect your smile and make the teeth unable to function well. For such cases, dental crowns are the solution. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over your damaged, decayed, or misshapen tooth. As it replaces the whole tooth structure above the gum line, the crown is the treatment of choice when the damaged tooth is missing a significant amount of its structure.

Dental crowns in Putnam, CT, can be made from different materials. The choice depends on the personal preferences of the patients and the qualities that must be present in the crown to perform its function. Porcelain crowns look like natural teeth, which makes them the most aesthetic choice. Cast gold crowns are the best for durability, but they aren't preferred in the front teeth because of their color. Another option is porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, which also have their pros and cons.

To prepare your tooth for the crown, your dentist will shape your tooth to fit inside it. After they prepared the tooth, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth and send it to the laboratory to produce a custom-made crown for you. When it is ready, your dentist will cement the crown into place. A crown can be fixed using either a resin or permanent cement.

A dental crown can be used to restore a broken tooth, hold dental bridges in place, cover a misshapen or discolored tooth, and cover a dental implant. As a bonus, the crowns don’t require any special care other than the daily routine of brushing and flossing.

To learn more about dental crowns, contact your Putnam, CT, dentists, Dr. Stephen Solomon and Dr. Jonathan Solomon. Call (860) 928-6533 to schedule your appointment.