When a tooth has been significantly altered by a large cavity or a dental fracture, there might not be sufficient healthy structure remaining for our dentist, Dr. James Strang to treat with a simple dental filling. In a case like this, the most viable treatment option may be a dental crown restoration.
This treatment is intended to fully replace the compromised tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material. When the crown is in place, you will be able to enjoy the restored function of your tooth. Your dental crown can be made from different materials at a professional dental lab. The specific location of the tooth and your personal preference will be factors in the type of material Dr. James Strang suggests for your crown.
A porcelain dental crown is commonly used for restoring a tooth that will appear in your smile. Porcelain can be shaded to match the color of your natural tooth enamel. This allows the restored tooth to blend in with the rest of your teeth. If a tooth is small or it is used for biting, the dentist may also have the porcelain material fused to a strong metal core. A dental crown made from gold or a metal alloy might be used to restore a molar or premolar. These durable materials are great for teeth that receive pressure from chewing.
If you are in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area and you have a compromised tooth, we invite you to call 719-325-7661 to seek treatment at James M Strang Junior DDS PLLC. We look forward to helping you maintain your beautiful smile!