When a patient needs the shape, size, strength, or appearance of a tooth restored, Dr. Charles Peter in Clearwater, Florida may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown, sometimes called a “cap”, is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth and can be made of porcelain, gold or a combination of both depending on your needs and preferences. This custom-made crown will cover the entire visible part of the tooth. Dr. Peter may recommend a dental crown to:
- Keep a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Restore a broken or a worn down tooth
- Support a tooth with a large dental filling
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Cover irregularly shaped or badly stained teeth
- Cover a dental implant
Crowns are a two visit procedure and between these visits you will wear a temporary crown to allow you to function and smile normally. The aesthetics and durability of crowns make them a very common treatment to preserve and restore you teeth to state that is very close to your original natural tooth.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.