Am I a Candidate for a Dental Crown?

Am I a Candidate for a Dental Crown?

Our cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville, FL, may recommend a dental crown to restore the full strength and appearance of a natural tooth. In general, dental crowns are used to repair teeth with significant injury or decay. However, you may also be a candidate for a dental crown if you wish to improve the appearance of front teeth that are irregularly shaped or have deep intrinsic staining.

Regardless of your circumstances, Dr. West will be able to determine the best treatment option to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile.

Here’s what you need to know about the dental crown procedure and what candidates tend to have in common.

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Significant Decay

Dr. West may recommend composite fillings for teeth with small cavities. However, dental crowns are often the better choice for teeth with significant decay. This is because a crown is designed to completely cover and strengthen a tooth. The result is a stronger, more attractive smile.

Large Cracks or Chips

You may be a candidate for a dental crown if your tooth has a large crack or chip. Once the structural integrity of your tooth has been compromised, it’s vital that you schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible. That way, we’re able to respond in a timely manner and restore your tooth before further damage occurs.

Aesthetic Concerns

Dental crowns aren’t just used for restorative purposes. Dr. West may also recommend porcelain crowns to improve the appearance of front teeth in the “smile zone.” This zone refers to teeth that show when you smile and laugh. These are also the teeth that make the biggest impression when you meet someone for the first time.

Patients may become interested in dental crown treatment if they wish to improve the appearance of front teeth with deep intrinsic staining that doesn’t respond to traditional teeth whitening methods. Likewise, dental crowns are also used to improve the appearance of misshapen teeth.

Dental Implant Treatment

Dental crowns are often used as the final step of a larger procedure. For example, the final step of the dental implant process is to place a permanent crown restoration.

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that’s made out of a titanium alloy. This alloy is biocompatible with your natural bone tissue, which ensures a strong connection between the implant and the surrounding jaw.

Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone tissue, we’ll place the abutment and crown over top. Together, the dental implant, abutment, and crown give you the full look and function of a natural tooth.

Book a Consultation for a Dental Crown

Dr. Jacqueline West is proud to serve as your local cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville, FL. She’s also happy to enhance the smiles of patients in nearby Riverside, Ortega, and Avondale. To schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options, please call West Dentistry at (904) 387-3333. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.