Dental Crowns An Overview
A dental crown can be placed to address a wide range of dental problems, both cosmetic and restorative in nature. Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures performed in our Westborough office for patients of all ages. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, but are often fabricated using a high-quality ceramic that is color matched to your smile for a natural aesthetic.
Dental crowns are designed to cover the tooth like a cap and are placed over a tooth that has been prepared by removing adequate structure to allow for a stable and comfortable fit. They can be recommended for the following reasons:
- Tooth damage such as chips and cracked teeth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Change the color or shape of a tooth
- Strengthen abutment teeth for a dental bridge
Dr. Tufa also places porcelain dental crowns for the most durable, natural looking result. Porcelain crowns are fused to metal (PFM) for a stable and strong result that is often considered the “gold standard” of dental crowns, even though a gold crown can offer as many benefits. Dr. Tufa will evaluate your needs and educate you on the pros and cons of materials for your consideration.