Dental Crowns in St. Paul
Damaged teeth can make even the best of smiles imperfect, and crowns are a great solution. A crown is an artificial “cap” that serves as a tooth replacement. It can fit over an existing unhealthy or unaesthetic tooth, or over a dental implant. Crowns are used primarily to replace old, large, and broken fillings or teeth that have been fractured or chipped. There are many causes of tooth damage that can garner the use of crowns as treatment, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Injury to the mouth
- Gradual damage over time due to poor hygiene or unhealthy diet
Why Do You Need a Dental Crown?
Crowns protect the underlying tooth by acting as a cover or shield for the visible portion of the tooth. At the same time, it restores the tooth’s shape and appearance. This can lead to a more aesthetic smile and a stronger bite that enhances the way you eat and speak. There are many other reasons why a dentist may recommend a dental crown. Examples include:
- To protect a weak or damaged tooth from further decay or breakage
- To restore of a worn down tooth
- To support a tooth with a large filling
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To protect a tooth that’s had a root canal
What Are Crowns Made Of?
Crowns are typically made of porcelain, metals, resin, and ceramics. If a tooth has become infected to the point that it is too weak to take a filling, Dr. Hagerman typically uses porcelain crowns to restore the tooth's strength and beauty. Depending on the condition and location of the tooth, Dr. Hagerman may use all-porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns to replace the damaged tooth.
Need a Dental Crown? See the Best Dentist in St. Paul, MN
Call Hagerman Dental Care in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, today to learn more about our restorative dental procedures and schedule your appointment. You can reach us at (651) 646-2392 or use our request an appointment online.