Dental crowns can help you in several ways. They can be used to conceal cosmetic imperfections, such as stains or discolorations. They also protect cracked or chipped teeth from worsening. Dental crowns even strengthen teeth that are damaged, weak, or worn down, and restore normal biting and chewing functions in those teeth. At Gargano Family Dentistry, Dr. Joseph Gargano and Dr. Theodore Gargano are your North Haven, CT, dentists for installation of dental crowns.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns protect and restore damaged teeth. They are placed over the problem tooth like a protective outer shell and restore the tooth’s ability to perform normal functions, such as biting and chewing food. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, resin, and porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain is commonly used because it closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once placed, dental crowns look and function just like natural teeth.
Dental crowns are used for several restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. They are often placed over a tooth following root canal therapy to ensure the tooth remains strong. Crowns are also placed over teeth with extensive areas of decay when significant portions of a tooth needs to be removed. The crown allows the natural tooth to remain in place, but strengthens and restores it to normal functioning.
When teeth are missing, crowns are used as replacement teeth in conjunction with dental implants. Crowns can also hold bridgework securely in place. A dental crown at each end of the bridge holds it firmly in place so there is no worry about your bridgework falling out. Cosmetically, dental crowns can conceal such imperfections as chips, cracks, stains, or discolorations.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer multiple protective, restorative, and cosmetic benefits. Your North Haven, CT, dentist can help you decide if dental crowns are the right choice for addressing your dental concerns. Benefits of dental crowns include:
- Replacing missing teeth when placed over a dental implant
- Protecting damaged and weakened teeth
- Concealing cosmetic imperfections
- Restoring normal tooth functioning
- Holding bridgework securely in place
- Looking and functioning like natural teeth
Whether your specific dental concern is to protect, restore, or improve the appearance of your teeth, dental crowns can help. To schedule an appointment with either of the Dr. Garganos, your dentists in North Haven, CT, call Gargano Family Dentistry at (203) 239-2356 for the Elm St. office or (203) 239-0678 for the St. John St. office.