When a tooth becomes weakened, it becomes irritating and can be while chewing. Here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, we try everything we can to save a tooth from extraction. This is why we choose to implement dental crowns for our patients who need extra strength and protection for a tooth.
Dental crowns are like a cap that goes on a tooth that has been weakened. In cases where the root of the tooth is still intact, a crown may be placed on the tooth to repair its strength and extend its life. A crown can be constructed of gold, porcelain, or porcelain covered metal. The options including porcelain blend right in with the rest of your teeth, so you cannot even tell there is a crown.
The crown is custom-created by a dental laboratory. We send them impressions of your tooth after reshaping the enamel for the crown. When the permanent crown is ready, we cement it into place. With a regular oral hygiene routine and regular visits to your dentist, a dental crown may last up to fifteen years.
A dental crown restores your tooth, you smile, and your normal oral function. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled and experienced dentists here at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, call us at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website, www.nicholascosmeticdentalcenter.com.