Dental Crowns

Modern Custom-Made Dental Crowns

In some ways, the term “repairing a tooth” is a misnomer. The truth is that once a tooth has become infected or is damaged, it cannot repair itself or regrow any of the structure that it has lost. However, restorative dentistry offers a number of options to stop a tooth from suffering more damage and restoring its ability to function properly. Dental crowns are among the most common types of tooth restorations, and are designed to replicate the whole tooth structure above the gum line. A crown is bonded in place over the tooth, and can act as a shield to absorb your bite’s pressure. Often made from porcelain or zirconia, dental crowns can also improve a tooth’s appearance by correcting cosmetic blemishes like severe stains, chips, or cracks.

Today’s dental crowns offer the dual benefits of effectively restoring teeth while also improving their appearance, and the overall appearance of your smile. To find out what kind of crown would benefit you most, schedule an appointment by calling our dental office in Del Mar, California, today at 858-755-0187.