When a tooth needs its shape, size, strength, or appearance restored, Drs. David and Augustine Borgmeyer may recommend a dental crown in St Louis, Missouri. A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth. Crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth. Dental crowns may be used for the following purposes:
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking
- To repair a broken tooth
- To restore a tooth that is worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To enhance badly stained teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic alteration
Dental crowns can be made from different materials. Stainless steel crowns are used as a temporary crown to protect a tooth while the permanent crown is being constructed. Metal crowns, like gold crowns, are very strong and do not require as much tooth preparation as other crown types. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be made to match the color of your natural teeth. Besides all-porcelain crowns, this type looks the most like your natural teeth. All-resin crowns are less expensive than other crown types, but they are not as strong. All-ceramic and all-porcelain crowns provide the best color match to your natural teeth.
To learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentists, please contact our team at Borgmeyer Dental today.