3 Reasons Why You Might Need A Dental Crown
For decades, dentists have relied on crowns to repair a damaged tooth. But materials and techniques have improved so much over the years that Dr. William McMaugh now offers all-porcelain crowns that restore function and look great doing it.
We refer to crowns are a restorative dental treatment because they restore the health and function of your tooth. You may hear crowns referred to as “caps,” which is appropriate because they surround and protect your tooth like a little helmet. Crowns have been used for decades, but updated all-porcelain crowns have changed the way we approach many dental treatments.
Dental porcelain is a perfect material for creating crowns because its appearance resembles that of tooth enamel. Their natural-looking quality gives us the ability to customize a crown that blends seamlessly with your smile. Porcelain crowns are strong and durable and will provide many years of wear if cared for properly.
When Fillings No Longer Work
Dr. McMaugh uses tooth-colored fillings to perform many repairs. But in some cases, a tooth is so damaged that a simple filling won’t be of much help. That’s where our porcelain crowns come in! Aside from repairing a tooth with significant damage, we may recommend porcelain crowns in any of the following cases:
- Protect a tooth that is weakened by root canal treatment
- Conceal esthetic problems like stained, discolored, or misaligned teeth
- Create the visible, functioning part of a dental implant
Whether you have a compromised tooth or an esthetic problem you would like to fix, please give us a call. Our porcelain crowns can be used to solve a lot of problems, and we will help you decide if a crown is a good choice for you. Please call our Harleysville dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation!