What Dental Crowns Can Do for You

Find out why dental crowns are one of the most commonly used dental restorations.

Do you have a damaged tooth? If so, a dental crown might be the perfect solution to help restore and strengthen your smile! There are many issues that can cause dental damage, from biting down on something hard to sports-related injuries. Sometimes even a severe cavity can damage to a tooth! If this sounds like you, our Putnam, CT, dentists, Drs. Stephen and Jonathan Solomon, can help breathe new life back into that tooth with help from custom-made dental caps, also known as crowns.

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A crown is a restoration that is made to resemble the crown of a tooth. This tooth-colored cap is hollow, which allows it to cover the entire visible portion of the tooth to preserve the original structure and prevent further damage. A crown is the perfect option for someone who has a cracked or fractured tooth, as these problems can continue to get worse if they aren’t treated. Plus, after injury or damage to the tooth, the tooth becomes weaker. This means that our Putnam, CT, cosmetic dentist will need to place a crown in order to strengthen it and to improve how well it functions.

Besides protecting the tooth, a dental crown can also improve its appearance. If you have a malformed, oddly shaped, or discolored tooth, a crown may be all you need to alter and improve its shape, size, or color. While we often think of the restorative benefits of crowns, they also offer cosmetic benefits to the wearer.

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? If so, a dental crown is here to the rescue! That’s right, a dental crown is even an active part of the tooth replacement process. For example, if you decide to get a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth, a dental crown will be custom-made to fit over the implant to complete the restoration. Crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge in place, which will fill the gap left over by your missing tooth or teeth.

Interested? Call today!

Here in Putnam, CT, our dental team is dedicated to providing you with preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about whether dental crowns are right for you, call our office today at (860) 928-6533