Dental crowns save teeth that are affected by larger cavities and physical injuries. These restorations fully surround teeth, covering them in order to provide bite support and keep them safe from any further damage. Based on the condition and location of your tooth, we can provide different options for long-term support.
Dental crowns protect teeth when dental fillings cannot provide the necessary protection and bite support. This coverage enables the crown to absorb bite pressure, and decreases the risk of breaking the tooth.
Dental crowns come in different material types. Each offers certain benefits—when discussing your care, we will help you understand why one might be ideal for you.
- Metal crowns provide the most functional support thanks to their durability. They are not a good visual match for your enamel, but they give ideal support to back teeth that are hard to see and absorb greater pressures.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer a more lifelike appearance than full metal crowns, but they can still have a less realistic look overall than more esthetically pleasing options.
- E. max porcelain and zirconia crowns both offer the most lifelike appearances. They can be tinted to match the color of neighboring teeth to feel like a natural part of your smile.
The right shape and size is crucial to a crown’s comfort and stability. We use advanced imaging technology to take measurements of teeth so that our restorations stay in place without causing discomfort.
Our office is here to help even when our patients need more advanced protection than a filling can provide. To find out how we can take care of you with a custom crown, please call our Waukesha, WI dental practice at 262-522-7878.