When a tooth needs its shape, size, strength, or appearance restored, Drs. David, Samuel, 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. A stainless steel crown is 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 schedule your next visit with our dentists, please contact our team at Borgmeyer Dental today.