When a tooth is seriously injured or decayed, it may require a restoration that is more extensive than a regular dental filling. In these cases, Dr.McCall may recommend a restoration called a dental crown. The crown fits over the entire damaged tooth, starting at the gums, to effectively return the tooth to its original shape, size, and structure. Each dental crown is custom designed and fabricated to precisely fit the tooth and to restore your smile’s functionality and health. At Dr. McCall’s office, we are pleased to offer metal-free crowns made of high-quality porcelain. Porcelain crowns are a great choice for restoring your smile because they are long lasting and natural looking. Dr.McCall will match the shade of the porcelain to your natural tooth color so your crown will blend in beautifully with your smile.
Dental crowns can be used for a number of purposes in addition to restoring damaged teeth and also in order to:
Improve the function and appearance of a misshapen tooth
Complete a dental implant
Enhance the beauty of your smile
Attach a dental bridge
Protect a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
Strengthen a cracked or weakened tooth