Crowns, or “dental caps”, are used to cover an entire portion of a chipped, crooked or partially injured tooth. An injured tooth can attract germs and have an adverse effect on your overall oral health. If the infection reaches a tooth’s root it can cause several more severe oral health problems. Dr. Lourdes Maqueira and Associates provides dental crowns as an effective treatment that can save your teeth from impairment. It is also used for other dental procedures such as in dental implants, root canal therapy or to hold a dental bridge in place.
The defective tooth is trimmed slightly to make space for the dental crown. We will initially take an imprint of your teeth to design a crown that can perfectly fit over the damaged portion. Dental crowns envelop the entire visible portion of the tooth, rendering it into the new outer surface. A crown can be made of porcelain, ceramic, gold or alloy.
Crowns help to restore a tooth’s biting surface while preserving the remaining tooth structure.