When Twin Falls, Idaho area patients may need dental caps
Patients with damaged and weakened teeth may be wondering what their options are when it comes to restoring the function and health of their smiles. While dental extraction is a possible option, it is not the first consideration. Instead, Dr. Justin Cress of Twin Falls, Idaho encourages patients to book an appointment at his practice to find out more about restoration of a tooth using dental crowns, or “caps.”
What is a dental crown?
Dr. Justin Cress describes the dental crown as a restoration that helps strengthen and protect the natural tooth underneath. These restorations are made to bond over the prepared tooth that has natural enamel reduced around all sides. The dental crown is cemented over the tooth as an extra layer of protection and to improve the durability of the tooth. This eliminates the need for extraction of a tooth and can save hundreds of dollars as it delays a need for restorations such as dental implants or dentures.
What are dental crowns made of?
Most of the crowns in dentistry today are fabricated from porcelain. Porcelain is a material commonly used in dentistry because it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. When a restoration is made to repair a tooth, porcelain can keep the restoration from being noticeable within the smile. Porcelain is a strong and durable material that is biocompatible with the body and provides years of protection and strength.
How natural does a dental crown appear?
The dental crown is made of porcelain to look like a natural tooth, so other than the dentist and patient, most will not even realize a patient has a dental restoration in their smile. This is done to maintain the aesthetics of the smile while keeping a tooth from requiring extraction and replacement.
When might I need a crown?
Crowns are placed due to:
- Root canal therapy
- Large cavities and fillings
- Damage to the tooth’s structure
- Permanent staining of a tooth
Do you have more questions about dental crowns?
If so, now is the time to connect with Dr. Justin Cress and his team at Cress Dental to learn more about dental restorations such as crowns! Call (208) 544-4848 and visit the office at 871 Green Acres Drive, Suite #1.Back to Dental Crown Page