Crown and Cap Work
Rather than allowing a damaged tooth to further fracture and deteriorate, a dental crown provides additional integrity to the tooth as well as the desired appearance, so you don't have to risk further pain if you have a large filling that is falling out or a tooth that's threatening to break. A dental crown can protect the tooth and provide a sturdy, beautiful cover to let you speak, smile, and eat without pain. William c. Gardner DDS PA has crowns for your teeth as well as complete general and emergency dental care.
Why Dental Crowns?
A weak or cracked tooth is at risk of fracturing. Not only is the extremely painful but it can be dangerous. If bacteria reaches the interior pulp of a tooth, it can cause an abscess. The infection can spread, weaken the jaw bone, cause severe pain and even become life-threatening. Dental crowns are usually made of porcelain, acrylic, ceramic and metal. After the tooth has been repaired, root canals completed, and infections cleared away, the shell needs to be attached over the tooth and cemented in place, providing a brand-new tooth that will withstand normal wear and tear. Dental crowns can also be use to cap existing teeth to provide a better appearance.