Dental crowns are one of the best methods of protecting a damaged tooth after trauma, infection, or decay. Imagecare Dental Group offers incredibly natural-looking porcelain crowns that are just as durable as they are life-like. These trusted restorations can save your natural tooth and enhance the appearance of your smile.View transcript
Dr. Imperial: A crown is a way for us to restore a tooth that either has a breakage or is severely decayed. A typical crown is actually made out of porcelain. It's a porcelain covering that basically covers and protects the tooth structure. Other types of crowns would be gold. A gold crown is a great way to restore a back tooth. Another type of crown is a porcelain fused to metal type of crown that has a metal substructure with porcelain built on top for aesthetics. Other types of crowns include a porcelain fused to zirconia, which basically has a zirconia substructure with porcelain built on top. Dr. Simon: The ideal patient for a dental crown is someone that has either broken a tooth or has a fracture in that tooth, or someone that is wanting to do a more comprehensive appearance change, change in the appearance of their smile. Dr. Imperial: There's not many alternatives to a dental crown, nothing that's going to be as strong as a crown. So if you had a very large broken area of a tooth, either due to just a fracture or decay, then you would probably need either a large, large filling or just some sort of temporary filling that wouldn't last as long as a crown. Dr. Simon: Dental crowns can be cared for just like your natural teeth, brushing, flossing and coming in for routine hygiene visits just to monitor the health of the crown.