Are Dental Crowns the Best Option for You?

Dental crowns can enhance the beauty of your smile, and if you have damaged teeth, teeth that are showing age, or old restorations, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi who can give you a complete dental exam to determine if dental crowns are right for you.

Cemented into place, a dental crown is a cap that is shaped just like your tooth. The dental cap fits over the tooth to restore the size and shape and to make it stronger. Dental crowns are also used to improve the appearance of your teeth. When placed, dental crowns will fully encase the visible portion of the tooth that is being crowned.

What are Dental Crowns Used For?

  • For cosmetic modifications
  • To cover dental implants
  • To restore broken teeth or teeth that are worn
  • To cover teeth with large fillings
  • To hold dental bridges
  • To protect weak teeth
  • To cover discolored teeth
  • To cover teeth that are misshapen

During your dental crown consultation, Dr. Valcarenghi will determine if dental crowns are the best option for your particular situation, as sometimes dental crowns are not your best option. Damaged or unattractive teeth in the front of your mouth may be better off with porcelain veneers or Lumineers. Teeth that have titanium posts or root canals are better treated with dental crowns because crowns are much stronger than porcelain veneers, and not as see through.

According to Dr. Ivan, dental crowns may be much too aggressive if cosmetic dentistry is the only purpose for the treatment. Thanks to new materials and dental technologies, dentists can provide you with all porcelain restorations, such as Lumineers, onlays, inlays and Porcelain veneers that require much less removal of the healthy tooth.

If you would like more information regarding dental crowns, or would just like to check out your cosmetic dentistry options, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.