Custom-Crafted Dental Crowns for a Beautiful, Functional Smile
Because dental crowns will completely cover your damaged teeth, they can perform numerous functions. Crowns can restore decayed teeth, repair structural damage, and improve the overall look of your smile. At his Holland, PA, practice, Dr. Gary Nack offers crowns made from several different materials. During your consultation, he will explain the functional and cosmetic benefits of each type. All crowns are cosmetic in nature and you will never see a gray line between them and the gumline. No matter what type of crown you select, Dr. Nack will work carefully when preparing your tooth for treatment. In this way, he can ensure safe, comfortable care and a durable, esthetic and healthy restoration.
Do You Need a Dental Crown?
Severe decay or previous large restorations are common reasons that Dr. Nack may recommend a dental crown. Typically, he treats cavities with small fillings, but if the decay is far-reaching, a crown may be the only way to provide a long-term solution for your tooth.
Although their primary function is restorative, crowns can also have important cosmetic functions. Even if your tooth is still structurally sound, this type of restoration can cover up dramatic blemishes, like severe stains. It can also enhance an unusually small or irregularly shaped tooth.
Creating and Placing a Crown
If you and your dentist decide on a crown, Dr. Nack will carefully prepare your tooth. This initial step will eliminate decay, if applicable, and also create appropriate clearance for the restoration. Dr. Nack will numb your tooth beforehand, so you should experience virtually no discomfort. Next, he will take an impression of your tooth, which the lab will use during fabrication. For your comfort, a temporary restoration will be placed during the transition period. When the permanent crown is finished, Dr. Nack will try it in to establish that there is a perfect fit and bite then simply switch out the temporary with the new crown.
Your Restorative Options
Our lab offers crowns made of several different kinds of restorative materials:
- All zirconia
- Porcelain fused to zirconia
Each of these ultramodern options is almost as strong as traditional metal. However, one or more of these materials may be appropriate for you, based primarily on the crown’s location in your mouth. Dr. Nack will evaluate your health needs to make a suitable recommendation.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are an essential restorative treatment because, unlike a composite filling, they can repair severely damaged teeth and create a long-lasting, esthetic and functional result.
Crowns are quite durable, thanks in large part to our advanced materials. With proper home care and regular dental visits, your restoration should last for many years.
Contact Us to Restore Your Smile
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about the various restorative options available to you.