The science of dentistry has come a long way from years past. Patients today do not need to settle for unsightly silver fillings or metal crowns because there are treatment options available that look just as beautiful as your natural teeth. By treating a patient with the most up to date technology and minimally-invasive techniques, more tooth structure can be conserved allowing for a beautiful, yet functional smile.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape.
Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
How Dr. Sanford can strengthen your tooth with a crown:
Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new exterior. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they look like your natural teeth and are very durable.
When a filling just won't suffice, crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are able to save a tooth from being lost. Fillings apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is constructed in a lab from your unique tooth impression. This allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then fabricated just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is permanently placed on your remaining tooth structure.
The Smile Gallery of Greensboro in 27410 can help you with restoring your smile if a crown is needed. Dr. Sanford serves many patients in the Summerfield, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Jamestown, Horse Pen Creek, Friendly areas! She would be delighted to serve you also! Just give us a call.