Full range of dental services, including dental crowns, for patients in Hilliard and Upper Arlington, Ohio
A dental crown covers the entire visible surface of a tooth. It will often be fitted to repair a cracked, chipped, weak or broken tooth, or one that is worn down severely. In some cases, it may be necessary to fit a supporting pin to which the dental crown will be attached.
If a tooth has been heavily filled, there may not be enough tooth tissue left to enable further fillings, so Dr. Waters may recommend a dental crown.
If you have a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a dental crown will be fitted to the implant. Dental crowns are also fitted to the teeth that provide the support for a dental bridge.
Dental crowns may also be used for cosmetic purposes. They can be used to cover misshapen, uneven, or badly discolored teeth.
A dental crown can be made completely from metal alloys or be layered in porcelain. The most popular types of dental crown are those made of all porcelain. All porcelain crowns are much more life like and eliminate the grey edges you may have noticed in other types of crowns. Digital images are provided to the laboratory ceramic artist so an exact match of your tooth color and character may be achieved.