They say that “a smile is worth a thousand words”, and a cracked or damaged tooth can certainly speak volumes about the health and function of your smile. When this happens, your Anchorage, AK, dentist Dr. James Driskell can easily provide you with a custom crown to support and preserve the tooth so that you can keep on smiling with confidence.
The Purpose of a Dental Crown
A crown is a dental cap that is designed to look just like the natural crown of a tooth. It’s a hollow restoration, which allows it to completely cover and protect a tooth. The dental crowns that we offer at our Anchorage, AK, practice are always custom-made to fit your tooth. This requires us to take dental impressions of your smile first.
From there, a dental lab will take these measurements and create a beautiful, long-lasting dental crown that’s made from porcelain, which mimics the look of real tooth enamel. Rest assured that no one but you will be able to tell that you are sporting a crown.
A dental crown is one of the most commonly placed dental restorations that we offer. These restorations offer a variety of purposes and benefits. They can be used to:
Strengthen a weak, decayed, or damaged tooth
Improve the overall shape, size, or color of a tooth
Hide malformed or misshapen teeth, as well as severely discolored teeth
Reinforce a tooth that once had a large dental filling that can no longer fully support the tooth
Cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
Stabilize and cement into place a dental bridge to fill gaps in your smile with false teeth
From helping to replace missing teeth to strengthening and preserving your own natural teeth, dental crowns help us treat common dental issues and give you a healthier smile once again.
We provide our patients in Anchorage, AK, with beautiful, long-lasting dental crowns designed just for them. If you are dealing with a damaged, decayed or weakened tooth, it’s time to turn to Dr. Driskell at Anchorage Dental Center for help. Call us today at (907) 278-2521.