Restoring the smile with dental crowns in Lubbock, TX
Damaged teeth can sometimes be repaired and allowed to remain in the mouth. In many of these cases, patients will have a restoration known as a dental crown, or “dental cap,” placed over a broken or weakened tooth.
What is a dental crown?
Dr. Cole Sutak describes the dental crown as a cover for a tooth that might be weak. It can not only offer protection for the remaining tooth structure underneath it, but it can also be used to cap teeth that are cracked, chipped, or permanently stained. These versatile restorations are used in most dental practices for several purposes and continue to be a great way to repair the smile.
What are dental crowns made of?
The most popular material for dental crowns is porcelain. Teeth have a natural shine to them that is easily mimicked with porcelain. Because porcelain can match the patient’s existing teeth, it is often a seamless transition from tooth to tooth once placed. It can be difficult for others to know that a patient has a dental crown in their smile.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
The dental crown offers many different benefits to the patient. A dental crown is:
- Beautiful and natural-looking
- Strong and durable
- Long-lasting with proper care
Who needs a dental crown?
Your dentist will assess your smile and determine if you could benefit from the fabrication and placement of a dental crown. Dental crowns may be used instead of inlays and onlays, depending on the patient’s unique situation. Multiple patients who take good care of their smiles will enjoy dental crowns for many years before they need to be replaced.
Call Dr. Cole Sutak, and his team at Lone Star Smiles today
If you are considering restorations such as dental caps, call our office to book a consultation appointment. Our dental staff will evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for this or other dental repairs that can be performed by our general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist. We accept new and established patients into our practice to find out how to rejuvenate their appearance with crowns, veneers, and other restorations.