Give Your Tooth a Second Chance with a Crown
The trouble with tooth damage is that it’s permanent; unlike other parts of the body, your teeth do not contain the cells necessary for self-repair or regeneration. Therefore, restorative treatment is necessary to fix teeth that are compromised, and in many cases, a tooth crown offers the optimal solution.
A tooth crown, or dental crown, is a replica of the top portion of your tooth (also called a crown). The restoration is placed and bonded over a tooth to fix and preserve it from further damage, and to improve the tooth’s overall appearance.
When Dental Crowns Are Most Effective
A dental crown can be made from lifelike porcelain or zirconia; from metal; or from a combination of metal and porcelain, depending on your exact needs. Before placing the crown, Dr. Nielsen will carefully prepare the tooth by sculpting a small amount of its structure, making room for the crown to fit naturally among the teeth around it. Usually, a tooth crown is recommended when:
- A tooth cracks or breaks
- A tooth becomes excessively worn-down (such as from bruxism)
- A tooth is weakened from root canal therapy
- A tooth receives a large tooth filling
- A tooth requires cosmetic improvement
- A tooth is lost (a crown can support a dental bridge, or be supported by a dental implant)
Enjoy a Custom-Designed Dental Crown
Your teeth are unique, so we’ll custom-create your dental crown to meet your specific needs and preferences! To learn more, call Commerce Family Dental at (903) 886-3081. Located in Commerce, TX, we also serve the residents of Van Alstyne, Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities.