A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers the tooth to help restore its original shape and size. Crowns can also be used to make teeth stronger and look better.
Crowns have a variety of uses. In some cases that require a large filling, there isn’t enough tooth remaining to keep the filling in place. A crown can strengthen the tooth and hold the filling. Crowns can also protect teeth that are weak, or help fix ones that are broken. Discolored or misshapen teeth can be covered by a crown, as can dental implants. Your doctor might suggest stainless steel crowns, which are silver, to protect remaining tooth structure. This occurs when a more permanent crown is being made from a different material, but the patient needs a quick fix. Metal crowns are a more permanent solution, and they don’t break often. These are typically used for back molars since the color will stand out.
We also provide white crowns in our services.
Your child’s dentist may recommend a crown for any of the reasons, among many others. Crowns play an important role in dental health, and if your child is in need of one, please contact our office today at (561) 845-7374.