Crowns are a common dental restoration used by the dentists at Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines, Iowa. They are used for a variety of reasons, but are most often utilized in order to protect a tooth from damage or to change the appearance of a tooth.
Dental crowns are made from porcelain and are made to cap the top of a natural tooth. Patients who have undergone root canal therapy will benefit from a dental crown, as it can be placed over the top. This is done to the tooth in order to keep it from cracking or chipping after the removal of the dental pulp, which causes the tooth itself to become brittle and more susceptible to damage. The same can occur with teeth that have extensive fillings and are no longer as strong as they once were. Additionally, crowns can be a wonderful alternative to porcelain veneers when it comes to covering a chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth. Protecting the tooth, while still making it appear natural-looking and beautiful, is the primary function of a dental crown.
The dental crown procedure is quite simple. Dental crowns are placed over the top of a tooth once it has been filed down slightly and roughened in order to help it bond. Dental bond is then used on top of the tooth, and the crown is placed. This bond will essentially cement the crown to the top of the tooth in order to keep it in place for several years.
Dental crowns are a long-lasting restoration that can help give strength to damaged or weakened teeth, and is often the first consideration when looking to address teeth that have been compromised or damaged. The dental crown procedure is quick and easy, and can provide protection for a tooth for a decade or longer with proper care and maintenance.
The dentists at Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines have a primary focus on cosmetic dentistry and dental restorations to help restore and rejuvenate smiles. Call Plaza Dental Group today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about the benefits of the dental crown procedure.