Dental crowns are a type of restoration that are used to strengthen and protect teeth that have been damaged and weakened. They are very versatile and can also be used to correct certain types of cosmetic dental problems.
Dental Crowns After Root Canal
A crown cups over the entire structure of your tooth, providing stability and protection. For instance, after a root canal procedure, we usually recommend the placement of a dental crown. In this case, the crown protects your tooth from further damage.
Since crowns basically hide your existing tooth, we can also use them to mask the appearance of aesthetic flaws. Some examples are a tooth with a large, discolored amalgam filling, chipped or cracked teeth, and teeth that need to be reshaped to match the rest of your smile. Crowns are also the restoration that makes up the visible portion of a dental implant.
Natural-Looking Dental Crowns
At Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have extensive experience with placing durable, natural-looking dental crowns. They protect your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile.
If you’re not sure if dental crowns are the most appropriate solution for you, please contact our Birmingham dental office. We will be happy to take the time to discuss your needs and explore all your options.